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Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Piano Reduction

By Manuel de Falla

Piano (2 Pianos, 4-hands) - x
Piano Reduction. Composed by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946). Edited by Ullrich Scheideler. Arranged by Yuja Wang. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 80 pages. G. Henle #HN1450. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481450).

Item Number: HL.51481450

ISBN 9790201814506. 9x12 inches.

The seven years that the Spanish composer Falla spent in Paris (from 1907 to 1914) marked a turning point in his compositions. Hisencounter with contemporary, French Impressionist music made a big impact on him. From then on it was to leave its mark on his oeuvre, which was otherwise inspired by Spanish folk music. It was thanks to the advice of the pianist Ricardo Viñes and the composer Isaac Albéniz that Falla decided to expand his “Nocturnes” for solo piano of 1909 into a three-part symphonic suite for piano and orchestra. He finally completed it in 1915, and named it Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the gardens of Spain). Yuja Wang kindly provided fingerings for the solo piano part of de Falla's enchanting musical evocation of his Andalusian homeland.

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  • 5

    SF Pianist
    San Francisco
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  • August 05, 2022 Excellent edition

    This is the best edition available, It has corrected a few errors that were in the original score. Having Yuja Wang’s fingering is a bonus, since some of it is awkward. Formerly the only available edition was arranged for two pianos six hands! The accompaniment was for a second...

    piano playing four hands. So it took three people to play it in total. This edition is the conventional two pianos, four hands. It’s easier to read and very clearly printed, on Henle’s standard high quality paper. The piano writing isn’t meant as a showy concerto, but as an integral part of the impressionistic orchestral canvas. It is an exceptional piece in three movements and is deeply satisfying. The orchestra parts are now public domain, so I hope that this increases the exposure of it and allows more orchestras with a limited budget the chance to play it, highly recommended. It requires good repeated notes for the pianist, since there are many imitations of guitar writing.

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