Various: Classical Favourites from Russia

Various: Classical Favourites from Russia for 2 violins | UE36749

Easy to middle-grade arrangements of well-known themes from Russian opera and ballet

Fantastic violin duet arrangements, by David Brooker, of Russian classical favourites will challenge and amuse intermediate to advanced players.

Instrument:
for 2 violins
Edition type:
performing score
Composer:
miscellaneous
Grade:
4-5
Arranger:
Brooker David
  • UE36749
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7502-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08831-5
  • 23.2 × 30.5 cm
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Sample Pages

Contents – Classical Favourites from Russia for 2 violins

  • Tschaikowsky Peter Iljitsch: Barcarole aus "Die Jahreszeiten"
  • Mussorgski Modest Petrowitsch: Hopak
  • Schostakowitsch Dmitri: Walzer Nr. 2 aus "Suite für Varieté-Orchester"
  • Prokofieff Sergei: Dance of the Knights aus "Montagues und Capulets"
  • Borodin Alexander: Nocturen aus "Streichquartett Nr. 2"
  • Tschaikowsky Peter Iljitsch: Rokoko-Thema
  • Khatchaturian Aram: Säbeltanz
  • Borodin Alexander: Serenade
  • Tschaikowsky Peter Iljitsch: Walzer aus "Dornröschen"
  • Rimski-Korsakow Nikolaj: Song of India
  • Tschaikowsky Peter Iljitsch: Thema aus "Schwanensee"

Description

“Big works made small”. Those four words completely capture the essence of this amazing album of arrangements for two violins by David Brooker. It harks back to the days before sound recording when many people could only experience the major composers’ orchestral music in reductions for chamber ensembles; indeed, many composers made such arrangements themselves. These arrangements will both entertain and challenge intermediate to advanced players but the technical problems are designed to be approachable and enjoyable rather than daunting. The contents cover a wide range of Russian romantic music from the 19th and 20th centuries, taking in the ultimate lyricism of Borodin’s Nocturne, through the fireworks of Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance to the musical athletics of Prokofiev’s Dance of the Knights, better known these days as the theme tune to “The Apprentice”. The arrangements would be ideal pieces to open or close a violin lesson; even more so as an unexpected encore in a

Additional information

Instrument:
for 2 violins
Edition type:
performing score
Composer:
miscellaneous
Grade:
4-5
Arranger:
Brooker David

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