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The Frankfurt Music Fair 2005: The New Series of Arrangements from Sikorski

Who wouldnt want to learn works on his instrument or with his ensemble that previously did not exist for that instrument or combination? Sikorski Music Publishers new arrangement series fills that gap. The following classics of the music repertoire have already been issued:

Johannes Brahms / Cord Garben:

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra

(arranged from the Double Concerto in A minor)

Ed. 1725

The goal of Cord Garbens arrangement was to bring together (again) the most important thematic segments of the two solo parts into a substantial, independent solo part. Alexander Ivashkin and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra under Andrei Boreyko performed the premiere in 2004.

Sergei Prokofiev / Michail Pletnev:

Suite from Cinderella for Two Pianos

Ed. 2394

The transcription renounces obvious virtuosity, placing value on subtle interplay of the parts, with the development of musical characteristics capturing the fairy-tale atmosphere of the original. The CD recording with the arranger Michail Pletnev was awarded a Grammy in 2005.

Sergei Prokofiev / Joachim Linckelmann:

Suite from Romeo and Juliet for Woodwind Quintet

Ed. 2396 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

The music from Romeo and Juliet is one of the most frequently produced ballet scores in the world today. The woodwind arrangement is by one of the most famous arrangers in this area; he has already published numerous works.

Alfred Schnittke / Sergei Dreznin:

Polka for String Quartet

Ed. 2395

An occasional work of Schnittkes full of esprit and wit, world famous through Gidon Kremers recording, arranged here for string quartet.

Dmitri Shostakovich / Lera Auerbach / Dmitri Zyganov:

24 Preludes, Op. 34 for Violin and Piano

Ed. 2392

Shostakovich came to terms with prelude cycles in double dozen more than once. The 24 Preludes, Op. 34 arranged here by the young Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach and Dmitri Zyganov are from his early period.

Dmitri Shostakovich / Daniil Schafran:

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 147

The famous final work by this composer, written shortly before his death, has a dark timbre. That was reason enough for the Russian cellist Daniil Schafran to move the work down one more register.