Music for Three or More Pianists : A Historical Survey and Catalogue

Description

Now in paperback! Hugely popular in the 19th century, and starting to regain popularity now, the literature for multiple pianos is relatively unknown. J.S. Bach began the history of keyboard music for three or more players around 1730; Mozart contributed to the literature. Other important composers_Czerny, Moscheles, Smetana, Glazunov, Rachmaninoff_continued the tradition for particular pianists and occasions. Louis Moreau Gottschalk used a large number of pianos and pianists for his popularly acclaimed 'monster concerts' in the Americas. By the early 20th century, a mass of transcriptions and arrangements had accumulated. Later in the century, such important 20th-century composers as Ives, Stravinsky, Antheil, Orff, Dallapiccola, Milhaud, and others composed original works for the medium. Includes a comprehensive bibliography with an illustrative, detailed guide to the catalogue. Cloth edition originally published in 1993.

Details

Author(s)
Grant L. Maxwell
Format
Paperback | 476 pages
Dimensions
143 x 211 x 37mm | 608g
Publication date
01 Jan 2003
Publisher
Scarecrow Press
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0810846578
ISBN13
9780810846579