The genesis of Mendelssohn's string quintets is closely connected to his
friend Eduard Rietz and the latter's brother Julius. Deeply affected by
Eduard's death in 1832, Mendelssohn exchanged the "Minuetto" movement
in his A major Quintet op. 18, written six years previously, for a newly
composed adagio. It was in this form that the work was fi nally sent to
the publisher. The Quintet in B flat major was only published after
Mendelssohn's death; numerous, unauthorized entries by Julius Rietz thus
found their way into performance practice.
Latin-Jazz Songs for String Quartet: Besame Mucho and Song for My Father
Add the Afro-Cuban and Latin beats of Bésame Mucho and Song for My Father to your repertoire. When Consuelo Velasquez wrote Bésame Mucho ("kiss me a lot right now") before her 16th birthday, she had never been kissed. This popular song was written in 1940 and has been recorded by the Beatles, Nat "King" Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Placido Domingo, Frank Sinatra, and many others. Jazz pianist Horace Silver wrote the jazz standard Song for My Father in 1964 in tribute to his father, a native of the Cape Verde Islands. Score and Parts.
Carlos Gardel became a legend in his own lifetime. He wrote, often together with the lyricist Alfredo Le Pera, numerous Tangos and through his singing, film appearances and recordings became one of the most significant and popular figures in the Tango's history. Some of his most well-known pieces are featured in this volume and Diego Collatti's arrangements retain all the captivating, magnetic charms we associate only with the Tango. Suitable for cellists of middle-grade standard and beyond.
Melodia de arrabal
Por una cabeza
El dia que me quieras
Mi Buenos Aires querido
The first Urtext edition of Ravel's masterwork! This new critical edition is based on Ravel's original autograph and includes corrections of numerous errors to the first edition. Also includes a forward, facsimile pages and critical commentary.
The composition of the first string quartet "From My Life" was preceded by a period of fateful changes in Smetana's life. In 1874 he lost his hearing. Two years later he moved with his family to Jabkenice in the countryside, which seemed to him like an expulsion; he suffered from his deafness and missed contact with like-minded company. He presented the string quartet as a conversation within a close circle of four friends who discuss what is tormenting them. It is a kind of passionate and resigned dialogue between a spirited person and his destiny. Smetana's first string quartet soon became one of the most frequently performed works in the quartet repertoire.