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1 Piano, 4 Hands

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

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Piano 1 Piano, 4 Hands, Piano Duet (Piano, 4-hands) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
1 Piano, 4 Hands. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: XI and 73. Classical. Softcover. 89 pages. G. Henle #HN325. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480325).

Item Number: HL.51480325

ISBN 9790201803258. 12.25x9.25 inches.

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy knew that he could rely on his highly gifted sister Fanny as a partner in four-hand piano pieces. While he wrote only a few works of this sort, the two pieces presented here are superb examples of the genre. The Andante con variazioni, op. 83, presents a further development of his cycle of the same name for piano two-hands. The Duet – Andante and Allegro assai vivace – was formerly known as the Allegro brilliant op. 92. This latter, however, is only the first version of the work, from which the lovely slow introduction is still missing, Henle Verlag is now publishing Mendelssohn's complete and revised final version for the first time; the early version is also provided, in an appendix, for purposes of comparison.

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About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Appendix: Allegro brillant op. 92 
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Andante con Variazioni op. 83a 
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Duet, Andante and Allegro assai vivace op. 92 (First Edition) 

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