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Klavier-Festival Ruhr. Barenreiter Piano Album

Contemporary music for two and four hands

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Contemporary music for two and four hands. Edited by Tobias Bleek and Michael Topel. Paperback. Barenreiter Piano Album. Performance score, anthology. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09659. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09659).

Item Number: BA.BA09659

ISBN 9790006540822. 30 x 23 cm inches. Text Language: German/English. Preface: Franz Xaver Ohnesorg.

This album of piano works proves that contemporary music can inspire children and adults of quite different musical abilities and interests. The edition developed out of an extremely successful education project run by the Klavier-Festival Ruhr. The series began in 2007 with the aim of presenting contemporary piano music in collaboration with the internationally-renowned pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich.

The first publications in this edition provide valuable additions to the easy to medium technical difficulty repertoire for piano two and four hands. In the versions for piano four hands, one part is kept sufficiently easy for the less experienced pianists to play. The versions for piano two hands will be exciting discoveries for the more advanced player.

Commentaries on the works and performance tips enrich the album. In addition, all the pieces are presented interactively on the Klavier-Festival Ruhr website by the participating pianists and composers. The project is supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

- A stimulating approach to contemporary piano music for children and adults
- Easy to medium technical level of difficulty
- Versions for piano four hands include an easier part
- Fingerings by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich
- All works plus informative interviews with the composers on the Klavier-Festival Ruhr website

Commentaries on the works
Luke Bedford,"Give Him His Hat"(versions for piano two and four hands)
George Benjamin,"Two or Four"(versions for piano two and four hands)
York Holler,"Solo play"(for piano two hands)
York Holler,"Duo play"(for piano four hands)
Olav Lervik,"Imbalances I"(for piano two hands)
Olav Lervik ,"Imbalances II"(for piano four hands)
Vassos Nicolaou,"astronauts"(for piano two hands)
Vassos Nicolaou,"scene"(for piano four hands)
Marco Stroppa ,"Le marteau fantome"(for piano two and four hands)

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