By Larry Sitsky
This is often the 1st e-book to comprehensively hide all the Australian piano track of the twentieth century. it truly is lavishly illustrated with over three hundred song examples, giving a really transparent photo of a number of the composers and types. The composers are indexed inside of numerous ancient and stylistic blocks in addition to inside attention in their personal pianistic prowess. the massive variety of rankings might help destiny researchers in addition to recording and live performance pianists who're looking for new and intriguing repertoire.
This is a useful booklet guaranteed to attract song fanatics, the pro musician and beginner, and scholars. in reality, an individual drawn to the piano and its historic evolution will relish this quantity.
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Extra resources for Australian Piano Music of the Twentieth Century
R. Hanson. Piano Sonata Op. 12. ending. Part 1: The First Generation 41 The Sonata is the most important of Hanson's works for solo piano. It is in some ways a piece parallel to the Prokofiev War Sonatas, as it too was inspired by the Second World War. Is this connection reinforced by the Bb major key signature? At any rate, it must rank with the very best major works produced by Australian composers during the past century. Dulcie Holland (1913 – 2000) This composer, over a long life, had a remarkable career in that probably every young musician in the country knows her name through her many publications encompassing theory, pieces for young pianists, duets, etc.
Bars 29-32. Part 1: The First Generation 27 This second idea undergoes a very lovely transformation in the middle of the sonata. If the Sonata Fantasie had four themes, the Sonata Poème had three, the Sonata Ballade had two, then it would be logical to assume that the next work from Agnew’s pen would be monothematic, and that is exactly what occurred in the case of Sonata Legend (‘Capricornia’). The sonata did not achieve publication until 1949, five years after the composer’s death, although he certainly performed it a number of times.
1. Complete. Ab Major. 24/10/15. 35 pages of ms. 1. Allegro Guisto 2. Andantino Grazioso. Elusion. 3. No tempo marking given, but an obviously energetic Finale. 2. Complete. F Minor. The first few pages also exist in fine copy 1. 4/1/21. 2. Scherzo. 28/12/20. 3. Andante Con Moto. 27/12/20. 4. Finale. No date. There is another Finale, perhaps composed as an alternative. It is in rougher form than the Finale, but also complete. It is given as Allegro Vivace, and the pages are numbered so that it clearly belongs to this Sonata.