By Larry Sitsky
This is often the 1st e-book to comprehensively conceal all the Australian piano song of the twentieth century. it truly is lavishly illustrated with over three hundred tune examples, giving a really transparent photograph of many of the composers and types. The composers are indexed inside of quite a few ancient and stylistic blocks in addition to inside of attention in their personal pianistic prowess. the massive variety of ratings might help destiny researchers in addition to recording and live performance pianists who're trying to find new and fascinating repertoire.
This is a useful publication bound to attract track fans, the pro musician and beginner, and scholars. in reality, somebody attracted to the piano and its old evolution will savour this quantity.
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14:1. H. Brewster-Jones. A Horse with High Action. bars 1-3. Ex. 15:1. H. Brewster-Jones A Pair of Horses. bars 1-4. These 'horse' pieces, like the 'bird' pieces, tend to concentrate on a single compositional aspect. The composer treats these with the same care and assembles them with dates and signature, as described earlier. Perhaps he hoped that sometime in the future it would be important for someone and finally be taken seriously as a genuine excursion into modernism. How right he was, and how sad that it has taken so long.
Calls of the Pallid Cuckoo. (18/10/23 or 25) 3. Shrike Thrush by the River. (23/9/23) These are in fine copy. Another interesting series of pieces is entitled Horse Rhythms in which each miniature fixates on a particular rhythm or combination/superimposition of rhythms. These also come from that same very fertile period of the early and mid 20s. The titles are just as evocative as in the prior set of pieces; but this time we will merely list them without the dates. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5a. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Incomplete. No key given, but in E Minor. 1. Crotchet speed of 140 is asked for. 11/1/24. 2. No speed indication, but evidently the slow movement. 3. Scherzo. 17/1/24. Finale in 7/4. 19/1/24. There is probably enough material in this yet again unfinished last movement to reconstruct it. 7. 27/9/28. Breaks off at the bottom of the fifth page. Rough but complete up to that point. There are, in addition to the sonatas, several suites. These, like the sonatas, are written in a more conservative musical language.