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The Early Works (1893-1912)

By Louis Vierne

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Composed by Louis Vierne (1870-1937). Edited by Brigitte de Leersnyder. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Louis Vierne. Complete Piano Works I \| BARENREITER URTEXT. Performance score, anthology. Composed 1893-1912. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09611. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09611).

Item Number: BA.BA09611

ISBN 9790006535828. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: French/English/German. Preface: Helga Schauerte-Maubouet / Brigitte de Leersnyder.

Louis Vierne was a celebrated organist but throughout his life he was also a keen pianist and composer of piano music. He had a particular feeling for the tonal finesse and riches the instrument offered. The pieces in this volume, which include some works published for the first time, date from Vierne's early years and are in the tradition of the Romantic character piece. In both their harmonic language and their elegant feeling for sonority, they reveal Vierne's individual musical language. These pieces are mainly of medium technical difficulty and are therefore suitable for a broader spectrum of pianists.

The editor, Brigitte de Leersnyder, is a pianist and piano teacher. She has researched Louis Vierne's piano music for many years and has published a comprehensive and highly-regarded monograph on the composer.

- Scholarly-critical Urtext edition based on all available sources
- First publication of previously unknown compositions
- Comprehensive critical commentary (Fr/Ger/Eng) including numerous facsimile pages
- Detailed foreword (Fr/Ger/Eng) on the genesis of the works and on performance practice

"These are excellent, refreshing and innovative publications; I recommend all pianists and teachers looking for new and rewarding repertoire to explore these and have them in their collections."
(Piano Professional Spring 2015)

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