Romance on a Theme from S. Moniuszko's Opera 'Halka'
Prepared for Viola and Piano
Series: PWM Publisher: PWM Edition Format: Softcover Composer: Henri Vieuxtemps Editor: Boguslawa Hubisz-Sielska
Henri Vieuxtemps was a remarkably productive composer who wrote seven violin concertos, concert etudes, two viola sonatas and a dozen or so chamber works, yet the bulk of his output consists of works for violin and piano. Vieuxtemps's favorite musical form was the then-fashionable fantasy on themes from well-known operas, of which he left us quite a number. The Romance originally composed for violin and piano is based on a theme from Stanislaw Moniuszko's national opera Halka (Jontek's famous aria 'Szumia jodly na gór szcycie' [The firs sough on the mountain top.]). The present edition is based on Zdzislaw Jahnke's 1952 edition. This work gives the player the opportunity to display a beautiful tone and proficiency in both the left and right hand; it is also a marvelous exercise in rubato playing.
Inventory #HL 00359826 ISBN: 9781705122280 UPC: 840126946390 Publisher Code: 12481 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0"