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Jatekok Vol.5 Games V

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Department: Tutor Methods - Piano

Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest

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The idea of composing 'Games' was suggested by children playing spontaneously, children for whom the piano still means a toy. They experiment with it, caress it, attack it and run their fingers over it. They pile up seemingly disconnected sounds, and if this happens to arouse their musical instinct they look consciously for some of the harmonies found by chance and keep repeating them.
Thus this series does not provide a tutor, nor does it simply stand as a collection of pieces. It is a possibility for experimenting and not for learning "to play the piano".

Pleasure in playing, the joy of movement - daring and if need be fast movement over the entire keyboard right from the first lessons instead of clumsy groping for keys and the counting of rhythms - all these rather vague ideas lay at the outset of the creation of this collection.

Playing - is just playing. It requires a great deal of freedom and initiative from the performer. On no account should the written image be taken seriously but the written image must be taken extremely seriously as regards the musical process, the quality of sound and silence. We should trust the picture of the printed notes and let is exert its influence upon us. The graphic picture conveys an idea about the arrangement in time of even the most free pieces.

We should make use of all that we know and remember of free declamation, folk-music parlando-rubato, of Gregorian chant and of all that improvisational musical practice has ever brought forth.

Let us tackle bravely even the most difficult task without being afraid of making mistakes: we should try to create valid proportions, unity and continuity out of the long and short values - just for our own pleasure!

Contents and Reviews


Postface a Kocsis Zoltán Hommage a Kadosa 75. Virág a virág... Greeting - for Imre Hermann' 90th birtday Kondor Rock (in the manner of the aging Liszt) A Voice in the Distance (For Alfred Schlee's 80th birthday) La fille aux cheveux de lin - enragée Double Consolation (for Janka Szendrei and myself) Flowers we are... (in memoriam Árpád Illés) Les Adieux Prelude and Chorale Preface to a Bálint exhibition A Flower for Gabriella Garzó Jubilate The little Squall Bells for Margit Mándy Bell-fanfare for Sándor Veress Flowers we are... (from the Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, III. 3.) Grassblades in memory of Klára Martyn Like the flowers of the field... Farewell to Pál Kadosa Fanfare to Judit Maros' wedding In memoriam György Kósa The very last conversation with László Dörnyei Organ and Bells in memory of Doctor László Dobszay In memoriam Erna Czövek Guillaume Apollinaire: L'Adieu Flaring up-dying down Fanfares An apocryphal hymn (in the style of A. Schnittke) Voice in the Distance II (Hommage a Alfred Schlee 85) (...Iovely greetings to Grete Spinnrad) Capriccioso - luminoso Reticent Question Waltz Retocemt Question Valse (la sauterelle dévote) Enfolding Sounds Dialog for the 70th birtday of András Mihály Flower and Thistle to S. W. Fareqell, S. W. 3 in memoriam - In memoriam György Szoltsányi 3 in memoriam - Hommage tardif a Karskaya 3 in memoriam - In memoriam Maurice Fleuret