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Krazy Kat, A Jazz Pantomime for Piano: Original and Revised Versions

Krazy Kat, A Jazz Pantomime for Piano: Original and Revised Versions

By: Howard Pollack, John Alden Carpenter, George Herriman

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This is the first single-volume publication of both the out-of-print original and revised versions of Krazy Kat, a unique "jazz pantomime" for piano. Based on George Herriman's hugely influential newspaper comic strip that chronicled the adventures of a lovelorn feline, this comic production represents a landmark in American music. The seldom-staged work debuted in 1922 at New York City's Town Hall, and a 1940 revival employed the revised edition.
John Alden Carpenter's score abounds in lyric warmth, harmonic charm, and rhythmic vitality. He created this unusual theatrical work for a ballet company headed by a former Ballets Russes performer. Cartoonist Herriman designed the production's scenery and costumes, and he drew a series of madcap illustrations that are reproduced in this edition. Jazz lovers, collectors of rare music, and intermediate- to advanced-level pianists will want a copy of this facsimile publication, which features the composer's original Program Notes and an illuminating Introduction.

Reprint of the George Schirmer, Inc., 1922 and 1948 editions.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486490688
ISBN 139780486490687
Author/EditorHoward Pollack, John Alden Carpenter, George Herriman
Page Count96
Dimensions9 x 12

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