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Doumka: Scene rustique russe, Op. 59

Scene rustique russe

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Scene rustique russe. Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Edited by Thomas Kohlhase. Arranged by Lev Vinocour. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Piano. Die 'landliche russische Szene' Dumka komponierte Tschaikowsky in nur wenigen Tagen Ende Februar 1886. Dumka bezeichnet ursprunglich ein sudwestslawisches episch-historisches Volkslied melancholischen Charakters. In Tschaikowskys op. 59 bildet das elegisc. Classical. Softcover. Composed 1886. Op. 59. 18 pages. Schott Music #ED 20448. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017713).

Item Number: HL.49017713

ISBN 9790001153744. 9x12 inches.

Tchaikovsky composed the Russian rural scene 'Dumka' in just a few days in late February 1886. 'Dumka' is originally the name of an epic and historical South West Slavic folk song of a melancholy nature. In Tchaikovsky's Op. 59, the elegiac andante cantabile forms the framework of the fast middle section in which brief formulaic thoughts, newly varied and increasing in virtuosic intensity, display fireworks of pianistic brilliance.Being his only 'Morceau de Concert', this piece occupies a special place among the piano works of Tchaikovsky. As a pianist who rarely gave concerts and occasionally complained about the lack of interest from the keyboard titans of his time (Franz Liszt, Hans von Bulow and the brothers Anton and Nikolaj Rubinstein) in his music. Tchaikovsky certainly regarded the piece as a chance to make his music known outside of Russia. So the French subtitle of the piece may rather be understood as a concession to the French audience.

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