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By Louis Vierne

Composed by Louis Vierne (1870-1937). Edited by Helga Schauerte-Maubouet. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Louis Vierne. Complete Piano Works III \| BARENREITER URTEXT. Performance score, anthology. Composed 1916-1922. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09613. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09613).

Item Number: BA.BA09613

ISBN 9790006535842. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: French/English/German. Preface: Helga Schauerte-Maubouet/Jean-Pierre Mazeirat.

Louis Vierne is best-known as a famous organist and composer of organ music. Less well-known, as it was not part of his public life but was to a large extent reserved for private circles, was the fact that he was also an outstanding pianist.

His piano works were praised by his contemporaries for their compositional refinement, fine sonority as well as frequent virtuosic passages and are on the same artistic level as his organ works.

The third volume of the chronologically arranged edition of Vierne's works includes"Silhouettes d'enfants"op. 43 in the tradition of 19th century children's pieces and the major work of his later creative period, the four-movement cycle"Solitude"op. 44. It also includes two pieces which only survive in manuscript form, published here for the first time.

- Urtext Edition of Louis Vierne's"Complete Piano Works"in three volumes
- Critical edition based on all available sources
- Includes two previously unpublished works
- With an extensive foreword (Fr/Ger/Eng), Critical Commentary and facsimile pages

"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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  • May 19, 2011 The Piano Works of Louis Vierne

    When one thinks of the name Louis Vierne, they may automically conjur the images of the Grandest of Cathedral Organs, in the most "gargoyic" of Churches. If not that, then perhaps the Organ and Organ Music. But for this French Romantic highly regarded for his Impeccable Organ Technique, and Compositions...

    , would one even dare to associate this master with the PianoForte? This magnificent complation, collecting most of the only known works written by Vierne for the Piano Forte, is an outstanding study in the Art and Poety of Romantic French Music. Well not as known or accalimed as his Organ Works, this collection is a great study in the compositional features that not only showcases the "Vierne Sound" but also "tonally" explains why Vierne is one of the most highly defined and celebrated French Composers.

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