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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:17 pm 
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I hope this post is not "out of line." If it is, I apologize. Does anyone know this "mystery piece"? I found it in a book I have. Is it an original piano solo? In your opinion, is it worth learning? I don't know much about 20th century music. There are a couple of errors in the performance as I am sight reading it.


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John, did you ever find out what this is? It's really weird and probably going to give me nightmares. It's some kind of children's nursery rhyme that has gone awry.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:26 pm 
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Monica, it's Polka From "The Golden Age Ballet" by Shostakovitch. I assume it was originally written for orchestra but am not sure. The version I have says nothing about "arranged by" or anything like that. So I wondered if this is considered a composition for piano by Shostakovitch. If it is, it's my first Shostakovitch piece.


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Yes that ballet is for originally for orchestra, a funny story about a Soviet football team touring the west and being prone to all manner of capitalist temptations. The piano version you play is Shostakovich's own, I believe. And pretty well played too (what do you mean 'learning it' ??? ).
Ultimately it needs to be a bit quicker and more casual, it's really quite an amusing little polka (you should hear the orchestra version).

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