Terry Riley: The Piano Works

Livre | Piano

Éditeur: Chester Music
Compositeur: Terry Riley
Format: Partitions | Songbook Mixte
Terry Riley, most commonly associated with the minimalist and experimental schools of music, draws influence from a vast number of sources, including jazz and Indian classical music. In turn, his influence on contemporary composers and music in general is enormous, and with this collection of his Piano Works, you can learn a selection of his fascinating, hypnotic and simply stunning compositions for solo Piano.

As one of the founders of western music's minimalist movement, Riley's works have been acclaimed as forays into ever-expanding loops of rhythm and melody, music that, instead of being listened to, immerses and envelops you. His early works, such as 'In C', spearheaded this innovative idea, beginning a career unmatched by other avant-garde composers. With The Piano Works, this collection of Terry Riley sheet music finally brings together some of his best-loved and most acclaimed works for solo Piano, like The Philosopher's Hand and Two Pieces For Piano.

Featuring an extensive foreword by Terry Riley himself, this is not just a collection of sheet music, it's almost a work of art: a brilliant publication featuring some beautifully engraved music along with words by a genius composer. Riley gives a vast amount of fascinating biographical and compositional information about his included Piano Works, such as Keyboard Study No.1 and No.2, Be Kind To One Another (Rag) and The Heaven Ladder Book 7. At times humourous and always eloquent, his foreword tells the story of this composer's journey from humble Piano lessons to masterpieces and an unfathomable influence, it's just great. Finally, at the end of the book, a selection of facsimiles of Riley's own handwritten scores is included, letting you see what the music looks like from the man's own hand.

As well as the foreword, there are introductory performance notes for each piece by pianist Sarah Cahill. These expound the techniques, skills and experience necessary to master each piece, but also simply provide some interesting reading before delving into the harmonic and rhythmic rabbit-hole that is Riley's Piano Works. Aside from the theoretical and academic joy that Terry Riley's music affords, the most immediate pleasure is the universal aesthetic beauty of the sounds that will emanate from your Piano as you play these wonderfully whirling and dynamic compositions.

As a collection of sheet music, Terry Riley's Piano Works would make a wonderful addition to your music stand. As a book that will bring endless enjoyment to fans not just of Riley himself, but music in general, the foreword and performance notes combined with the magical music make a fantastic edition of a true master's masterpieces.
Numéro ISBN: 9781783058648
Skill Level: Avancé Explain this
Publié le: 15 avril 2015
Nombre de pages: 112
Langue: Anglais
Numéro de catalogue: CH83237

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        Ecouen FR no comments :-)
        bonjour je ne suis qu'un simple apprenti pianiste de 63 ans j'avoue que pour quelqu'un comme moi c'est un recueil
        de partitions difficiles à jouer (il est bien dit sur le site que c'est pour des gens déjà bien avancés) mais cela n'empèche pas
        d'essayer meme si ce n'est pas à la bonne
        vitesse c'est aussi bien que de faire des gammes et meme (pour moi personnellement ) mieux car ce sont des morceaux créés par Terry Riley
        personne qui m'a toujours plus (je me souviens de concerts interminables mais superbes donc je me suis dis après avoir vu les snapshots de partitions sur le site que cela me changerait un peu
        des morceaux que j'apprends qui sont pour la plupart des morceaux d'accompagnements que je connais
        mais ça me facilite les choses car j'en connais le rythme donc là je découvre
        mais il y en a une pour quelqu'un comme moi à 58 la noire que je pense pouvoir commencer à jouer !
        je trouve aussi que ce recueil de partitions est aussi très ludique car on
        découvre comment Terry Riley fabrique sa musique c'est très intéressant et plein de surprise
        voila ce que je pense de ce recueil
        je suis honnète je n'ai pas encore commencé à jouer une partition
        j'ai autre chose à finir d'abord
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        Publié le: 19 mai 2015

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