Dance of the Cockerel (Hanedans)

Dance of the Cockerel (Hanedans)

129,00 DKK

Af Carl Nielsen - Arrangeret af Esther Bobrova Lange for firhændigt klaver
Forlagsnr. WH32741
ARRANGØRENS FORORD

Hanedans er et balletindslag fra 3. akt af Carl Nielsens opera Maskarade, der er skrevet for stort symfoniorkester. I dette arrangement for 4-hændigt klaver har jeg holdt mig så tæt som muligt til det oprindelige partitur, således at alle vigtige elementer af musikken er inkluderet. Melodi og akkompagnement er ligeligt fordelt mellem primo- og secondo-stemmerne. Nuancer og artikulation er skrevet ind i henhold til partituret, men også med skelen til de muligheder, som klaveret har som instrument.

Carl Nielsen skrev engang i et brev, at Hanedans er Polonaise-agtig. Han mente dermed formodentlig, at den skal spilles stolt og værdigt, for derved at karakterisere en ung hane, der er omgivet af beundrende høns, som slås om hans gunst.


ARRANGER'S PREFACE

Dance of the Cockerel is a ballet insertion from Act Three of Carl Nielsen's opera, Masquerade, it is written for a large symphony orchestra. In this version for piano duet (four hands), I used the full orchestral score, making sure that the essential orchestra parts were included. The melodic parts and the accompaniment are equally distributed between the primo and secondo parts. The nuances and articulations are written according to the original score, yet with consideration to the possibilities of the piano.

In one of his letters, Carl Nielsen wrote that Dance of the Cockerel is like a polonaise. Presumably he meant that it should be played with pride and dignity in order to characterize a young cockerel surrounded by adoring hens that fight for his favour.

Esther Bobrova Lange