Four Pieces for Piano

Peter Schickele

Solo Part
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Item Number: 160-00222
Number of Pages: 8
Duration: 2:00
Print Status: In Print


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In his early twenties, Peter Schickele was profoundly affected by a performance of Boulez’s Second Piano Sonata, changing his impression of contemporary music forever. According to Schickele, these Four Pieces for Piano were “one of the earliest manifestations of that reckoning. [They] have many of the hallmarks of the so-called post-Webern style: wide skips, extreme range, and no regular beat, but, unlike Boulez’s sonata, those pieces constantly flirt with old-fashioned tonality and jazzy rhythms.” For advanced players.

Four Pieces for Piano

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1. Fast
2. Fast
3. Moderately fast
4. Very slow