Russian Piano Music - 44 Pieces By Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Mussorgsky And Others

Books | Piano

Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
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.
ISBN: 9780486490755
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 13 March 2013
No of pages: 240
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0486490750

      Musicroom Reviews

      Only one piece by Rachmaninof and one by Mussorgsky, so the title is a little misleading. But there are many pieces by lesser known composers, which is a good thing. They are pieces with a distinct Russian flavour and sentiment. Many of the pieces are, I would say, above intermediate level. A very interesting collection.
      Anonymous - (Raynes Park, United Kingdom)