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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by Timtin » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:22 am

Mouchette wrote:
mballan wrote:Aleksandr Borodin (1833-1887) - I was surprised this was not on IMSLP, nor do I think it has been posted on Pianophilia (but that's not to say it hasn't been posted somewhere) !

I've started to scan all my remaining Russian photocopied music....so odd bits will likely appear on this site at some stage (if they are not already on IMSLP, or previously on PP).

His Allegretto from the String Quartet in F minor (3rd movement) - arranged for Piano / 4 hands.

Malcolm
Borodin A - Allegretto, 3rd movement from String Quartet in F minor [mhb].pdf
Dear Malcolm,
Are you sure it's a part of f minor quartet? Borodin seems to have written only 2 quartets, none of them in f minor... And they don't have any allegretto...
There are two other mysterious pieces transcribed for 4H, maybe from this "f minor quartet": a Tarentella (in D) and a Polka (in d minor). Have you heard about a third quartet?
Yours,
M.
Dear Malcolm and Mouchette,

I think you'll find that this music is the Trio from the
Menuetto and Trio of Borodin's extraordinarily beautiful
String Quintet in F minor of 1853-54.

The Marco Polo CD of it is still available, which also includes
his Piano Quintet and his Cello Sonata. I highly recommend it!

Regards, Tim.

http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Marco%2BPolo/8223172

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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by Mouchette » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:24 am

Thanks, Tim. I ignored that there was a f minor quintet. Not listed on IMSLP... But listed in Grove.
Have you heard about:
Polka, Marche funèbre, Requiem and Mazurka, pf 3 hands ?

Yours,
M.

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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by mballan » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:48 pm

Mouchette wrote:Thanks, Tim. I ignored that there was a f minor quintet. Not listed on IMSLP... But listed in Grove.
Have you heard about:
Polka, Marche funèbre, Requiem and Mazurka, pf 3 hands ?

Yours,
M.
Thanks Tim & Mouchette - sorry I confused matters, I will amend the main entry.

The Polka, Marche funèbre, Requiem and Mazurka for piano / 3 hands all come from 'Paraphrases: 24 Variations & Finale' a collaboration between Cui, Lyadov, Borodin, Rimksy-Korsakov, Shcherbachyov and Liszt. A copy can be found on IMSLP.v The theme is a version of what is often referred to as 'chopsticks'.

Borodin also wrote a Polka and a Tarantella for Piano / 4 hands as well (the Tarantella is also available on IMSLP, and can post the Polka if required)?

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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by Timtin » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:26 pm

No worries Malcolm. Serge Dianin's biography of Borodin gives
more background to the 3h piano work, on pages 247-9, but
it doesn't refer to the String Quintet at all, except on page 334,
where it's mentioned in his list of works. Interestingly, it states
that the Trio is in F major, so the 4h piano arrangement had its
key changed for some strange reason. It's very curious that a
major chamber work such as this is ignored in Dianin's book,
whilst the minor piano work is given 3 pages!

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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by soh choon wee » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:35 pm

Not sure if i should post this request at Russian music or at 4-hands on 1 piano....

Anyone know of this transcription of the famous Russian Song.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UxdbHAz5Sg

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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by mballan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:26 pm

soh choon wee wrote:Not sure if i should post this request at Russian music or at 4-hands on 1 piano....

Anyone know of this transcription of the famous Russian Song.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UxdbHAz5Sg
I would suspect this is an arrangement by the Duo performing this work...............I have not come across any version of 'Dark Eyes' for two pianos ala Liszt, but an enjoyable romp :D

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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by mballan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:28 pm

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857).

Two works for Piano & 4 hands on the Russian & Soviet Piano Music thread: Overture to 'Ivan Susanin' and Polka for 4 hands.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=570&start=2030

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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by Mouchette » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:38 pm

Thanks, Malcolm!
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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by musiclife217 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:43 pm

apparently a popular set of duets from the turn of the 20th Century...

LEON D'OURVILLE ... which may be a pseudonym...?

WoO - SOIRESS MUSICALES Nos. 01-08

This is the first half...it was hard to manipulate, but all of the music/pages are there!

Second part can be forthcoming, unless someone already has it? I did see some select pieces from this set on IMSLP, but always good to be complete! :)

Have fun with a friend or student and enjoy!
Ourville, Leon-WoO-Soirees Musicales (Nos. 01-08).pdf
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Re: 4 hands on ONE piano

Post by Jean-Séb » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:53 pm

Very nice indeed. Thank you. The identity of Léon d'Ourville seems mysterious :
http://www.fourhandsplus.co.uk/store/in ... etail.html
This is still played apparently :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2jquyCsDsg

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