Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart. Arranged by Rob Bushnell. Classical Period, Movies, TV. Piano Reduction, Sheet Music Single, Solo Part. 7 pages. Published by RBMusic (S0.852163).
Item Number: S0.852163
Famously used in the 1967film Elvira Madigan, hence the nickname, the "ElviraMadigan" concerto, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 was completed soon afterhis 20th in 1785.
There are 5 different arrangements for solopiano, each getting progressively harder and trying not to compromise on soundwhere possible:
Level 1: Just over a minute long, this isthe easiest version. Both hands are very simple and are very close together,making it easier to see what all the fingers are doing at the same time. Nojumps greater than a fifth and no large chords, making it perfect for smallerhands.
Level 2: Two version provided: the firstjust over a minute long; the second the complete length of the movement, minusthe orchestra introduction. Again, the melody has been simplified, thoughharder than level 1, with an increased coverage of the piano. The accompanimentis either static chords (now triads as standard) or broken arpeggios. It nowhas jumps in the right hand of just over an octave, with the left hand movingrelatively little between chords/arpeggios.
Level 3: This version has an optional cut,otherwise is the complete second movement, minus the orchestral introduction. Similarto level 2, only one hand tends to be changing pitches/rhythms at any one time,but the right hand is now almost the same as Mozart’s original (with someornamentation removed or written out in full). The left hand now has thefamiliar broken-chord pattern (see opening bars) but in simple rather thancompound time. On the whole, the left hand moves relatively little betweenchords, although there are now some larger jumps when the right hand is static.
Level 4: Like level 3, but with the brokenchord in compound time throughout. Some of the orchestral accompaniment hasbeen integrated into the music, though simplified.
Level 5: The hardest version, moredifficult than the original solo piano part. Still no orchestral introduction.Includes more of the orchestral accompaniment than level 4. This, in essence,is a piano transcription of the full orchestration for piano and orchestral.
Here is a recording on YouTube of Alicia DeLarrocha playing the solo with Sir Colin Davis conducting the English ChamberOrchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-eLzao63I.
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