Piano Transcriptions for two hands

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Re: Piano Transcriptions for two hands

Postby HullandHellandHalifax » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:56 am

I agree 100% with you there alfor, over the dearth of transcriptions in the catalogue and the possibility of learning more by playing a transcription and discovering tyhe secrets in the score.
By extension I would also say that applies to anything we choose to play. Only after discovering what is in the music are you in a position to decide - for you - whether a recording you subsequently listen to is good, bad, helpful, not helpful, too slow, too fast etc. You must discover for yourself what you cannot understand or get your fingers round so that you can critically listen and then learn from other performers otherwise we just end up as a clone of whoever you happen to have heard performing a given piece.
I always derive more satisfaction from self-discovery than I ever do just slavishly copying someone else.
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Re: Piano Transcriptions for two hands

Postby Mercuzio » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:20 pm

Timtin wrote:Here's a slow movement piano transcription from another chamber work by Tchaikovsky.
All we need now is for Mercuzio to transcribe the rest of this brilliant Sextet for piano solo!

Tchaikovsky Adagio cantabile aus dem Sextett Op70 (2H Hoffman).pdf


Timtin, I'm afraid that the Sextet has too many notes to be played with only 2 hands. The Andante from op 22 that I posted contains all the notes, I omitted the central section for the same reason.
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Re: Piano Transcriptions for two hands

Postby Timtin » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:22 am

Hi Mercuzio, my comment wasn't meant to be taken too seriously. ;-)

The phrase 'too many notes' reminds me of that line by Emperor Joseph ll
in the film Amadeus!

If I wasn't so lazy, I'd have a go myself by trying to simplify the 4H version.

At the back of my mind is the fact that Mendelssohn's Octet and numerous
orchestral works including all 9 Bruckner Symphonies have been transcribed
for piano solo. The latter, in particular, definitely contain lots of notes. The art
of transcription is knowing which ones to leave out when it's impossible to
play them all.
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Re: Piano Transcriptions for two hands

Postby Mercuzio » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:09 am

Timtin wrote:Hi Mercuzio, my comment wasn't meant to be taken too seriously. ;-)

The phrase 'too many notes' reminds me of that line by Emperor Joseph ll
in the film Amadeus!

If I wasn't so lazy, I'd have a go myself by trying to simplify the 4H version.

At the back of my mind is the fact that Mendelssohn's Octet and numerous
orchestral works including all 9 Bruckner Symphonies have been transcribed
for piano solo. The latter, in particular, definitely contain lots of notes. The art
of transcription is knowing which ones to leave out when it's impossible to
play them all.


I agree with you. However I prefer working on scores that can be played only making few adjustments.
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Re: Piano Transcriptions for two hands

Postby Mercuzio » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:32 am

Public Merrymaking - Romeo and Juliet (Sergej Prokofiev).pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELZyCWHKdnA
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Re: Piano Transcriptions for two hands

Postby Timtin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:01 am

There's a nice upload to the IMSLP today of 40 Transcriptions for Piano
of Melodies by Schubert, made by Francis Thomé. Prolific uploader
Massenetique sourced the images from the BNE.
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Re: Piano Transcriptions for two hands

Postby Caprotti » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:01 pm

already uploaded in 2012 by BNE !
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