Vierne, Louis: Complete Piano Works, Volume I: The Early Works

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Catalogue No: BA9611
ISMN: 9790006535828
Shop Product Code: 225463M

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Subtitle: Anthology, Urtext edition

Editor: Leersnyder, Brigitte de

Department: Piano, Keyboard & Organ - Piano Solo

Publisher: Bärenreiter

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Louis Vierne was a celebrated organist but throughout his life he was also a keen pianist and composer of piano music. He had a particular feeling for the tonal finesse and riches the instrument offered. The pieces in this volume, which include some works published for the first time, date from Vierne’s early years and are in the tradition of the Romantic character piece. In both their harmonic language and their elegant feeling for sonority, they reveal Vierne’s individual musical language. These pieces are mainly of medium technical difficulty and are therefore suitable for a broader spectrum of pianists.

The editor, Brigitte de Leersnyder, is a pianist and piano teacher. She has researched Louis Vierne’s piano music for many years and has published a comprehensive and highly-regarded monograph on the composer.

- Scholarly-critical Urtext edition based on all available sources
- First publication of previously unknown compositions
- Comprehensive critical commentary (Fr/Ger/Eng) including numerous facsimile pages
- Detailed foreword (Fr/Ger/Eng) on the genesis of the works and on performance practice


Contents and Reviews

• Préface
• Louis Vierne - Repères biographiques
• Author: Leersnyder, Brigitte de - Louis Vierne: Les premières oeuvres pour le piano
• Author: Leersnyder, Brigitte de - Les oeuvres

• Preface
• Louis Vierne - Biographical overview
• Author: Leersnyder, Brigitte de - Louis Vierne: the early works for the piano
• Author: Leersnyder, Brigitte de - The works

• Vorwort
• Louis Vierne - Biographische Übersicht
• Author: Leersnyder, Brigitte de - Louis Vierne: Die frühen Klavierwerke
• Author: Leersnyder, Brigitte de - Die Werke

• Facsimiles:
Airs de danse, title page
Airs de danse, Les esprits de la nuit
Deux pièces op. 7:
1. Impression d'automne (published in 1895)
2. Intermezzo
published in 1893
Suite bourguignonne (Sept pièces pour piano) op. 17 (published in 1900):
1. Aubade
2. Idylle
3. Divertissement
4. Légende bourguignonne
5. À l'Angélus du soir
6. Danse rustique
7. Clair de lune
Air á danser (published in 1910)
Airs de danse (probably 1911–1912):
[1. Les paysannes (lost piece)]
2. Le vieux berger (attributed work, first edition)
3. Les esprits de la nuit (first edition)

• Rapport critique:
I. Abréviations
II. Principes éditoriaux
III. Sources / Notes détaillées

• Critical Report:
I. Abbreviations
II. Editorial policies
III. Sources / Detailed references

• Kritischer Bericht:
I. Abkürzungen
II. Zur Editionstechnik
III. Quellen / Einzelnachweise