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Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Cyril Scott (1879-1970). 20th Century, Impressionistic, Post-Romantic. 20 pages. Published by Forsyth Brothers Ltd. (S0.643025).

Item Number: S0.643025

Cyril Scott’s music is currently the subject of major revial, having lain largely ignored for much of the 20th Century.

Once described as "the father of modern British music" by Eugene Goossens, and admired by Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and his lifelong friend Percy Grainger, he composed four hundred works including: four Symphonies, three Operas, two Piano Concertos, four Oratorios, Concertos for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Harpsichord, several Overtures, Tone Poems, many Chamber works and innumerable songs.
There is a story that when Bernard Shaw commented to Elgar on the (then) daring harmonies of his Second Symphony Elgar replied "You mustn’t forget, it was Cyril Scott started all that!"
"a pioneer of British piano music, producing more piano works in the period 1903-1914 than any other British composer and any other international one, with the exception of Scriabin... (He) was a key figure before World War I in helping Britain to break away from musical conservatism and the prevailing Germanic influences.” (Lisa Hardy, The British Piano Sonata 1870-1945)

Valse (from Six Pieces for Pianoforte)
Chinese Serenade
Valse Scherzando (from Three Frivolous Pieces)

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