About this work:
The art of transcribing music from one medium to another has been practiced by composers for as long as there has been written evidence for it: they have done it for their own music as well as for the music of others. My transcription of Sergei Rachmaninoff's famous song without a text for piano, four-hands, was made simply because, as a pianist, I could find no such transcription and therefore had to provide one for myself. To do that well, however, meant that I had to employ the very same skills that I exercise when I compose a new work. Although I could have greatly altered Rachmaninoff's work to suit my own tastes, it was my decison to adhere as closely to the original as possible while contending with both the advantages and disadvantages of working in the new medium, namely, a single piano played by two pianists. One additional benefit that I discovered while working with this justly-famous song was an even greater admiration for Rachmaninoff's music.
Score available from Mira Music Associates. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Version: transcription for piano, 4-hands
Year composed: 1993
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Piano 4 or More Hands
Instrumentation: ,2 Piano soloist(s)