Pictures from the East; Op. 66 by : Christiane Strucken-Paland : Robert Schumann
In 1849 Schumann published six Impromptus for piano four-hands with the title “Bilder aus Osten”. As can be seen from the preface of the first edition; Schumann was inspired by the “Maqama” - a genre of Arab rhymed prose - by the medieval poet Hariri in the translation by Friedrich Rückert. Schumann could not banish the protagonist in the Maqama; Abu Said; whom he likened to the German character Till Eulenspiegel from his thoughts whilst he was writing the works. This explains the “foreign character” of the pieces. Even 150 years later; the “Pictures from the East” with their nuanced use of a wide range of sound possibilities in the interplay of the four hands; have lost none of their charm.
|Publisher||G. Henle Verlag|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width ||12.2 x 9.25 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.39 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51481263|
| 1st Publication Date||10/2015|
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