Great Waltzes For Solo Piano: 23 Works By Debussy, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Grieg And Others
Great Waltzes for Solo Piano: 23 Works by Debussy, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Others
This collection offers pianists on all levels an inexpensive and convenient single-volume compilation of waltzes in a variety of moods from such diverse composers as Bartók, Beethoven, Debussy, Fauré, Grieg, Hindemith, Schubert, Scriabin, and Tchaikovsky. Highlights include Weber's 1819 "Invitation to the Dance," a brilliant arrangement of contrasting waltz themes; Dvorák's 1880 Waltz in E-flat, Op. 54, No. 8, which adds a Czech overtones to the dance form; ragtime renditions by Harry P. Guy and Scott Joplin; and an elegiac Valse by the youthful Billy Strayhorn, written before he discovered his jazz voice.