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Vltava for Piano Duet

By Bedrich Smetana

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Piano 4-hands - Level 3
Composed by Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884). Edited by Hugh MacDonald. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Performance score. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09549. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09549).

Item Number: BA.BA09549

ISBN 9790260105904. 24 x 30.5 cm inches. Text Language: Czech/English/German. Preface: Olga Mojzisova.

"Vltava"(The Moldau) is Smetana's most famous and frequently performed tone poem. It was written between 20 November and 8 December 1874, but only in 1879-1880 with the completion of the entire cycle"Ma vlast", did the full score and his version for piano duet appear in print.

In addition to the orchestral version, Hugh Macdonald's new Urtext edition also includes the composer's own version for piano duet.

* Urtext edition with Primo and Secondo parts printed on facing pages
* Clear and uncluttered engraving
* Informative foreword (Eng/Cz/Ger) including a contribution by Smetana scholar Olga Mojzisova

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