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Classical Favorites from Russia - Violin Duet

Catalog Number: UE36749

Price: $19.49

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“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 an informal concert. Eleven full-length arrangements of well-known pieces make this album fantastic value for money.

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

  • Publisher: Universal
    Composer/Author: Various
    Arranger/Editor: Brooker, David
    Catalog Number: UE36749
    Pages: 35