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Frederic Chopin - Two Nocturnes

Violin and Piano

By Frederic Chopin

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Violin and piano (Score and Solo Part) - intermediate to advanced
Violin and Piano. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Friedemann Eichhorn and Wolfgang Birtel. Arranged by Pablo de Sarasate. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Violin Library. Classical. Softcover. Op. 9/2 - op. 27/2. 16 pages. Schott Music #VLB 171. Published by Schott Music (HL.49019368).

Item Number: HL.49019368

ISBN 9790001189590. 9x12 inches. Fing. ed. Wolfgang Birtel arr. Pablo de Sarasate; bowing: Friedemann Eichhorn.

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908), undoubtedly, is one of the most important and most successful violin virtuosos of the second half of the 19th century and has become immortal through his virtuoso and highly expressive bravura pieces in the world of violin playing. His concert programme mostly consisted of his own compositions, even if quite a few works had been dedicated to him by fellow composers and tailor-made for him: for example, 'Symphonie espagnole' by Lalo, 'Scottish Fantasia' by Bruch and violin works by Saint-Saens and Wieniawski. Apart from works of his own, Sarasate also arranged other works for his own use, such as the two 'Nocturnes' by Frederic Chopin. To pianists, it may seem like sacrilege to arrange such masterpieces but Sarasate wanted to subscribe some of the most beautiful and most tender melodies to the violin which he saw primarily as a vocal instrument. Or he might have regretted that Chopin had not written any original work for violin and piano - but here's Sarasate's arrangement to make up for this lack.

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