15. prosince  2008  rubrika: Title - Pop

Raise Your Hat to the Song - 20 folk songs arranged for piano by Milan Dvořák - Milan Dvořák

Milan Dvořák - Raise Your Hat to the Song - Foto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Milan Dvořák - Raise Your Hat to the SongFoto: Nakladatelství ČRo

"Our national folk songs has been sung and played in hundreds of different arrangements, whether accompanied by a single instrument or as an element of a symphonic composition. Despite that, I could not help myself and decided - encouraged by the Czech Radio Publishing House - to arrange, in my own way, twenty of them for piano. I made use of harmonic and rhythmic elements of jazz music, but at the same time tried to keep the technical demands of the compositions accessible. Above all, however, I did my best for the song to remain but a song; after all, I myself raise my hat to it..."

The set includes an instructive recording of the score on CD featuring, apart from the author, also Mr Miroslav Navrátil. 

Other compositions by Milan Dvořák published in Czech Radio:
Dialogues for Four Hands
Christmas Songs of European Nations
Jazz Minietudes for Piano
Jazz Minietudes for Piano II
Jazz Minietudes for Piano III, some other way
Jazz Minietudes for Piano IV, this time also in easier arrangements
Raise Your Hat to the Song II 

 

instrumentationpno
descriptionpart + CD
publ.NoR 180
price220,- CZK

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