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Capriccio for Piano Left Hand and Wind Ensemble
Piano-solo, winds (piano-Solo, Fl(Fl-Picc), 2 Trp-c, 3trombone, Tb-T, Hn)
Composed by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Edited by Jarmila Prochazkova and Leos Faltus. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Performance score, set of parts. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09535. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09535).
Item Number: BA.BA09535
ISBN 9790260104907. 31 x 24.5 cm inches. Text Language: Czech/English/German. Preface: Jarmila Prochazkova.
One of Leos Janacek's last chamber music works was written in the autumn of 1926 at the suggestion of the pianist Otakar Hollmann (1894-1967), an invalid from the First World War.
Like his contemporary Paul Wittgenstein, Hollmann urged composers to write something for piano left hand; he succeeded in winning over Bohuslav Martinu, Erwin Schulhoff and Janacek to do this. Janacek did not want, as he put it, to compose adance for one leg, but finally wrote a four-movement work with associations to military music, scored for piano, flute (piccolo), two trumpets, three trombones (preferably valve trombones because of the fast passages) and a tenor tuba. The French horn was allowed by the composer to substitute the tuba.
The Capriccio was premiered by Otakar Hollmann and members of the Czech Philharmonic in Prague on 2 March 1928 in the presence of the enthusiastic composer.
The new edition is based on volume E/5 of theCritical Complete Edition of the Works of Leos Janacek.
- Urtext based on theCritical Complete Edition of the Works of Leos Janacek
- New foreword ( Cz /Eng/Ger) by the editor Jarmila Prochazkova
- Includes additional part for French horn
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