Schumann: Six Etudes in Canon Form, Opus 56

Schumann: Six Etudes in Canon Form, Opus 56

By Robert Schumann / arr. for One Piano, Four Hands by Georges Bizet / ed. Maurice Hinson and Allison Nelson Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands) Book Level: Late Intermediate / Early Advanced Item: 00-32078
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In 1845, Robert Schumann embarked on an intense course of contrapuntal studies. This led him to rent a pedalboard attachment for his piano, inspiring him to write pieces specifically for pedal piano, including these etudes. The great French composer Georges Bizet arranged the Six Etudes in Canon Form, Op. 56 for one piano, four hands. These etudes are not simply technical finger exercises like Hanon or Czerny, but true works of art like the Chopin etudes. They make wonderful music while working the muscles of the hands and fingers. The Etudes Nos. 1, 2, and 4 are Federation Festivals 2016-2020 selections. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.

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About the Music
About This Edition
Suggested Further Reading
No. 1: Pas trop vite
No. 2: Avec beaucoup d'expression
No. 3: Andantino---Un peu plus animé
No. 4: Espressivo---Un peu plus mouvementé
No. 5: Pas trop vite
No. 6: Adagio

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Composed by: Robert Schumann
Arranged by: Georges Bizet
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 48
Item Number: 00-32078
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5864-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5864-0
UPC: 038081350998

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