Piano (Piano) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006). This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Edition Schott. 20th Century and Hungarian. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Composed 1988-94. 76 pages. Duration 22'. Schott Music #ED 8654. Published by Schott Music (HL.49008112).
Item Number: HL.49008112
ISBN 9783795795245. 9x12 inches.
At first, it all sounds very easy. The notes leap through and over one another as if conjured up by a magician. However, nothing goes quite as smoothly as it seems, and here and there the music snags; notes get in each other's way and somehow it all gets somewhat out of hand. Our young Harry Potter still has a lot to learn Ligeti has a brilliant grasp of how to capture the essence of this scene in music. With a generous portion of wit and reminiscences of 'minimal music' a la Steve Reich, the composer allows the story to unfold and is effortlessly successful in creating one of the most difficult pieces in the entire piano literature. Tempo and hectic activity, active agitation and slapstick stumbling: this all combines to illustrate 'The Apprentice Wizard'.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.