Nineteenth-century Europe's immersion into Romanticism fostered a "back to nature" movement in which artists turned toward folk music for inspiration. This collection spotlights the works of important Russian composers who drew upon and popularized folk melodies of their native country. Forty-four st... read more
Our Editors also recommend:
A Russian Song Book by Rose N. Rubin, Michael Stillman Twenty-five traditional folk songs, plus 19 songs written in the folk style by 20th-century composers. Each of the songs appears with a vocal line, full piano accompaniment, and guitar chords.
Complete Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux by Serge Rachmaninoff Forty-one of the Russian master's greatest works for solo piano, including the immensely popular C-sharp minor, G-minor, and B-minor Preludes, in authoritative editions.
Complete Songs for Voice and Piano by Serge Rachmaninoff Rich collection of 71 compositions, including some of the most hauntingly beautiful passages in vocal literature. Exciting treasury of glorious songs — Opp. 4, 14, 21, 26, 34, and 38.
Piano Concerto No. 2 by Serge Rachmaninoff The most celebrated piano concerto written in the 20th century and one of the most familiar compositions in all music, full of sumptuous harmonies and lyrical melodies.
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 by Serge Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff wrote his famous Piano Concerto No. 3 to showcase his talents not only as a composer, but as a pianist. A pyrotechnic display of virtuosity that has become the apex for all pianists.
Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in Full Score by Serge Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff's compositions for piano and orchestra won him an important position among modern composers. The works that made his reputation include these three piano concertos, reprinted from authoritative full-score Russian editions.
Rachmaninoff Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 17 Works by Serge Rachmaninoff Together for the first time in a single collection are the Prelude in C-sharp Minor; 3 Etudes-Tableaux from Op. 33 and 39; 7 Preludes from Opp. 23 and 32; 3 Moments Musicaux from Op. 16; more.
Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 27, in Full Score by Serge Rachmaninoff Excellent exhibition of the Russian Romantic's mature style, particularly in the melodic style of the slow movement and the lavish and imaginative use of the orchestra (notably in the scherzo).
Complete Piano Sonatas by Alexander Scriabin All ten of Scriabin's sonatas, reprinted from an authoritative early Russian edition, abundantly displaying his technical virtuosity and dazzling emotional range.
The Complete Preludes and Etudes for Pianoforte Solo by Alexander Scriabin This volume collects Scriabin's finest, the complete etudes and preludes for the solo piano. Includes the 12 etudes from Op. 8 and the 24 Preludes, Op. 11; Preludes, Opp. 33 and 48; and the Etudes, Op. 42.
Mazurkas, Poemes, Impromptus and Other Pieces for Piano by Alexander Scriabin Nearly 100 piano works of varying length and difficulty, reprinted from authoritative Russian editions, represent the full span of Scriabin's musical life from early romanticism to the mysticism of his mature period.
Scriabin, a Biography: Second, Revised Edition by Faubion Bowers Definitive biography, newly revised and updated, chronicles Russian composer’s life and career: astounding musical innovation, concert tours, abandonment of his wife, brushes with homosexuality, madness, more. 49 rare photographs.
Scheherazade by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov Unabridged score of great symphonic suite, masterpiece of "program" music imbued with shimmering Near Eastern moods, brilliant effects, luxuriant melody. New English translation of "Program."
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov A shimmering, evocative musical treatment of the legend of the storytelling Sultana, imbued with exotic Near Eastern moods and the subtle flavor of Russian folk music.
Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel by Maurice Ravel Handsome, affordable treasury features Pavane pour une infante défunte, Jeux d'eau, Sonatine, Miroirs, Menuet antique, Gaspard de la nuit, more. Influential works belong in the repertoire of every serious pianist.
Allegro Barbaro and Other Short Works for Solo Piano by Béla Bartók Includes Allegro Barbaro, a sonorous, boisterous piece of power and bravura; 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs; 6 Rumanian Folk Dances; 20 Rumanian Christmas Carols; and 8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs.
Complete Fairy Tales for Solo Piano by Nikolai Medtner Features 38 complex, surprising pieces by an underrated Russian 20th-century Romantic whose music is more cerebral and harmonically adventurous than Rachmaninoff's. These "fairy tales" for piano highlight the composer's gift for musical storytelling,
Danse Macabre and Other Works for Solo Piano by Camille Saint-Saëns This collection includes the popular title work, "Allegro appassionato," "Album" (consisting of 6 pieces), "Rhapsodie d'Auvergne," "Theme and Variations," plus six etudes, three waltzes, and six etudes for left hand alone. Authoritative sources. Introduction.
Debussy Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 20 Works by Claude Debussy From France's most innovative and influential composer comes this rich compilation of works that include "Golliwogg's cakewalk," "Engulfed cathedral," "Clair de lune," and 17 others.
Easy Dances for Solo Piano by Harold Wolf This original compilation covers 3 centuries of dances for the piano in a unique, diverse selection of captivating miniatures by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Debussy, and others.
Finlandia, Valse Triste and Other Works for Solo Piano by Jean Sibelius Features Sibelius' own piano transcriptions of Finlandia and Valse triste, plus 6 impromptus, Sonata in F Major, Kyllikki (Three Lyric Pieces), 3 sonatinas, 2 rondinos, much more. Authoritative editions. Features lay-flat sewn binding.
The Firebird for Solo Piano: Complete Ballet by Igor Stravinsky Composed in 1910, The Firebird was the first of many successful ballets that brought Stravinsky international recognition. This edition is the composer's own reduction for solo piano.
Grieg Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 23 Works by Edvard Grieg Complete Four Norwegian Dances, Op. 35; four excerpts from Lyric Pieces; complete "From Holberg's Time," Op. 40; selections from Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2; and complete Sonata in E-minor, Op. 7. Authoritative scores.
Nocturnes and Barcarolles for Solo Piano by Gabriel Fauré These 12 nocturnes and 12 barcarolles, composed over a span of 40 years, document Fauré's move through the innovations of late Romanticism to the frontier of early-20th-century music. From authoritative French editions.
Petrushka for Solo Piano: Complete Ballet by Igor Stravinsky Containing all of the music from the original 1911 version, this edition presents Stravinsky's popular ballet in a reduction for solo piano. Ideal for rehearsal or performance, it also offers translated stage directions.
Nineteenth-century Europe's immersion into Romanticism fostered a "back to nature" movement in which artists turned toward folk music for inspiration. This collection spotlights the works of important Russian composers who drew upon and popularized folk melodies of their native country. Forty-four stirring pieces reflect the influence of Russia's peasant songs as well as the tonality and rhythms of music from the Russo-Greek Orthodox Church and Tartar culture. Suitable for intermediate-level pianists of all ages, this collection features contributions from Michael Glinka, hailed a century ago as "the father of Russian musical art." Additional contributors include Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolas Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and other composers.
Reprint of the Carl Fischer, New York, 1915 edition.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.