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Keyboard Duets from the 16th to the 20th Century for One and Two Pianos : An Introduction - Howard Ferguson

Keyboard Duets from the 16th to the 20th Century for One and Two Pianos

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 14th December 1995
ISBN: 9780198165484
Number Of Pages: 112

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Piano duets, whether for one or two, are among the most enjoyable forms of music-making in which pianists, professional or amateur, can take part. Moreover, they provide invaluable practice in ensemble-playing.It is often thought that the duet repertoire consists entirely of arrangements of classical symphonies, overtures, and chamber music, but this is not the case. A great many works, often of the finest quality, were originally written for one medium or the other.This book is divided into three main sections. Part I describes the chronology of piano duets and music for two pianos, from their earliest beginnings in the 16th century to the present day; Part II discusses some of the special technical problems that arise when playing them; Part III provides a selective list of original duets that have genuine musical or historical interest.

Prefacep. vi
Chronologyp. 1
Techniquep. 27
Selective Repertoire a = a Major; a = a Minor; Etcp. 41
Select Bibliographyp. 97
Indexp. 99
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ISBN: 9780198165484
ISBN-10: 019816548X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 14th December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.17