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Jazz-inspired Works for Piano

By Erwin Schulhoff

Piano - Level 3
Composed by Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942). Edited by Michael Kube. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Performance score, anthology. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09559. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09559).

Item Number: BA.BA09559

ISBN 9790260105881. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: German/Czech/English. Preface: Michael Kube.

Erwin Schulhoff was a German-speaking composer who was born in Prague in 1894 and died in the Nazi concentration camp in Wulzburg (Bavaria) in 1942. In the 1920s he returned to his native Prague to teach at the local conservatory. His compositions, with their blend of traditional genres, jazz syncopations, dance rhythms and moderately expanded tonality, were fully attuned to the tenor of the times.

This edition contains five of Schulhoff's piano cycles with a total of thirty-five jazz-inflected pieces ranging from the relatively easyEsquisses de jazz(1927) to the fairly demandingCinq etudes de jazz(1926). This is the first Urtext edition of this music and draws on the original prints comparing them with the surviving handwritten sources. Errors have been corrected and distinctive traits of Schulhoff's notation retained.

* First Urtext edition of these jazz-inspired works for piano
* Foreword (Ger/Cz/Eng) and Critical Commentary (Eng)

Cinq etudes de jazzop. 58 (1926)
Esquisses de jazz: Six easy pieces op. 64 (1927)
Hot Music: Ten Syncopated Studies op. 67 (1928)
Suite dansante en jazzop. 74 (1931)

...extremely important new publication...
(International Piano, March 2015)

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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  • January 10, 2020 You can't go wrong with Barenreiter

    Every sheet music of Barenreiter I have used has been hugely satisfying. One the actual pieces, Schulhoff is a lot fun to play if you are a classical pianist who also likes rhythmic jazzy stuff.

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