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"Le Boeuf sur le Toit" for Piano Four Hands, Opus 58

The Nothing Doing Bar

By Darius Milhaud

The Nothing Doing Bar. Composed by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Duet or Duo; Masterworks; Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands). Dover Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Book. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-41888X).

Item Number: AP.6-41888X

ISBN 048641888X.

The score for Jean Cocteau's 1920 farce "Le Boeuf sur le Toit" ("The Ox on the Roof") consists of popular Brazilian tunes assembled by Darius Milhaud. This inexpensive edition of the score, reproduced from an authoritative and rare source, features a new introduction by musicologist Manoel Aranha Corrêa do Lago.

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  • 2008-08-30 00:00:00.0 A brilliant piece

    This piece perfectly combines repition and variation. It repeats enough to make learning the whole thing fairly straightforward, but there is enough variety to keep it interesting and fun throughout.

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  • 2007-03-07 00:00:00.0 Condensed chromatic chaos

    If you know the orchestral version of this Milhaud masterpiece you might not think all that goes on could be written to two pianos. Sure, some notes aren't there, but the general energy and fun of "Le Boeuf" is ever present. You'll need a couple of quite advanced...

    pianists to play this. Useful as a 'study' score re: melodies and harmonies.

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