Various: Dances of Our Time - piano

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Catalogue No: ED21470
ISMN: 979-0-001-19144-9
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ISBN: 978-3-7957-4710-7
ED 21470
Dances of Our Time - piano

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Subtitle: A collection of new pieces for piano

Department: Piano, Keyboard & Organ - Piano Collections

Instrumentation: piano

Publisher: Schott

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Dances of Our Time is a unique collection of new solo piano music featuring a kaleidoscopic array of international piano repertoire of the present day. Prominent composers from 26 countries have contributed 75 dances brimming with esprit, including established forms such as the waltz, Charleston and ländler, that are interpreted through a contemporary musical lens. Folkloristic sounds jostle with songlike moments, jazz miniatures and playful character pieces. This edition serves as a fascinating collection of contemporary music for piano pupils with at least three years of experience as well as ambitious amateurs and professional pianists alike. All works were commissioned by and composed for the multimedia initiative Petrushka Project 2012. You can find videos of the premiere performances of each piece, alongside comprehensive background information on the composers and their dances, on our web site

Contents and Reviews


R. Ayres: Petrushka (with diligent guidance from Dr. Peter Hanser-Strecker) - G. Barry: “O Tannenbaum” - M.S. Basha: Dancing on the Nile - R. Beaser: Pag-Rag - H.-J.v. Bose: Valse - H. Brauel: Impromptu - G. Bryars: Dancing with Pannonica - J. Casken: Pleasure-ground - C. Czernowin: fardanceCLOSE - K. Doldinger: Musi denn weiter?!! - M. Eggert: Hämmerklavier XXIV: Trigonometrie - V. Ekimovsky: Pas de deux - P. Eötvös: Dances of the Brush-Footed Butterfly - C. Gerlitz: 70 Takte Happy Birthday, lieber Peter Hanser-Strecker - A. Gondai: „Diesen Kuss der ganzen Welt“ - P.-P. Gong: Petrushka’s Birthday Dance - J. Guillou: Valse oubliée - N. Hakim: Waltz. Variation on a melody by Hanne Kurup - P.M. Hamel: Zwei Schritte vor, ein Schritt zurück - X. He: Scent Dance IV - B. Heller: In Bewegung - K. Hesketh: “Heu heu heu…”. Eine kleine ausschweifende Feier - S. Heucke: Sechs Variationen über einen Ländler von Schubert - W. Hiller: Darmstädter Wurstzwiefacher - H. Holliger: Feuerwerklein zum „Quatorze juillet“ - T. Hosokawa: Mai. Uralte japanische Tanzmusik - K. Husa: Little Scherzo - T. Ichiyanagi: Waltz Solemnity - C. Jost: Bull-Waltz - T. Komarowa: Tänzchen - T. Larcher: Innerberger Bauerntanz - N. Lens: La danse des oiseaux du paradis - C.-D. Ludwig: Pändler für Peter - S. Martland: Snapshot - P. Maxwell Davies: A Postcard from Sanday - J. Moser: Jade (Piano Crystals No. 21) - D. Müller-Siemens: en passant… Geschwindtanz - O. Mustonen: Kaksi Metsätunnelmaa (Two Forest Impressions) - E. Naoumoff: Etude - G. Natschinski: A Taste for Memories - A. Norman: For Peter - C. Norton: PS, I Made This… - T. Pécou: Mazouk’ - A. Petrovic-Vratchanska: Tanz. A tribute to Liszt - T. Picker: Nocturnal Dance - B. Rands: Impromptu - A. Reimann: Danse interrompue - T. Richards: Triskelion - H. Rosendorfer: „Schott”-isches Volkslied. Boledawnsio - K. Ryo: Poetic Dance - F. Say: Dance - D. Schnebel: Walzer-Inseln - E. Schneider: Witches’ Dance - M. Schoof: Continuum - J. Schwantner: Palindrome’s Dance (moto perpetuo) - B. Schweitzer: Dob és tánc (Drum and Dance) - R. Shchedrin: Marching Song - V. Shimkus: Black Charleston - H. Shore: Catania - V. Silvestrov: Walzer und 2 Serenaden - A. Singleton: Baked in the Cake - M. Subotnick: Dance after Scarlatti - V. Suslin: Pas d’action - M. Theodorakis: Zorba’s Dance - P. Vasks: Lettischer Tanz - L. Vollmer: Petite danse rituelle d’évocation du véritable printemps - S. Wallace: One P(i)eace - H. Weiss: Tanz auf leisen Sohlen - M. Wengler: Hundert Takte Walzer - J. Widmann: Geburtstagswalzer - A. Wustin: Bagatelle - X. Ye: A Happy Little Horse - J. Yuasa: Walzer from the Ballet “Circus Variation” - Q. Zhang: Dance of the White Horse - J. Zhou: Nuo Dance. A dance of sacrificial rite in an ancient China