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Piano Transcriptions of Orchestral Works

Thanks to this web site I was able to garner 80 works for piano. 70 for piano solo alone...mostly of piano arrangements of orchestral works the vast number of which i have never encountered...a real find for those so inclined....

Al Gasparo

29/07/2008 23:31

For those interested the above site features the following piano arrangements of Tchaikovsky's orchestral works as well as certain pieces not too readily available of his piano solo works:

  • Andante and Finale 2 pianos
  • Aveu Passione (based on the symphonic ballad "Voevoda")
  • Capriccio Italien piano 4 hands
  • Concert Fantasie 2 pianos
  • Coronation March piano solo
  • Dumka piano solo
  • Fatum piano 4 hands
  • Danish Festival Overture piano 4 hands
  • Francesca da Rimini piano solo
  • Grand Sonata op 37
  • Manfred piano 4 hands
  • 1812 Overture piano solo, 2 pianos 8 hands
  • Piano Concerto no 1 2 pianos
  • Piano Concerto no 3 2 pianos
  • Piano Sonata op 80
  • Romeo and Juliet piano 4 hands
  • Serenade for Strings piano 4 hands
  • Slavonic March piano solo
  • Sleeping Beauty concert paraphrase piano solo
  • The Storm piano 4 hands
  • Theme and Variations from Suite No 3, op 55 arranged for piano solo...can the complete suite be far behind?
  • Swan Lake piano solo
  • Symphony No 1 piano solo
  • Symphony No 4 piano solo
  • Symphony No 5 piano solo
  • Symphony No 6 piano solo

Hoping this is of value to someone.

Al Gasparo

03/08/2008 23:45

Is there a version of Tchaikovsky's arrangement of his Serenade for Strings (piano 4 hands) that is public domain in the U.S.?

aesr vew

 04/04/2009 16:48

Yes, and it can be downloaded for free from the IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library (IMSLP): 48_%28Tchaikovsky%2C_Pyotr_Ilyich%29

Brett Langston

 04/04/2009 18:47

Thanks. I just wasn't sure, because most of his compositions/transcriptions just say public domain. Only his Serenade for Strings and a couple others had: "This "urtext" or "scholarly" (scientific) edition was published at least 25 years ago in the EU (or 20 years ago in Italy, before 1990 in the former USSR). Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication. Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum 'threshold of originality' to qualify for copyright as an 'adaptation'. It may not be public domani elsewhere, however. More information about this can be found here. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country" right below it.

aesr vew

05/04/2009 01:11

So far as I understand, works have to be public domain in both Canada and the USA in order to be included on IMSLP, and they are very thorough when it comes to checking copyright status. But in this case there's no problem, as Tchaikovsky's arrangement was first published in 1881, and this particular Soviet edition is out of copyright.

Brett Langston

05/04/2009 18:21

Recent additions to the piano solo transcriptions and organ transcriptions include the following...

1. A volume of various works arranged for organ.

2. Paraphrases of Eugene Onegin and Queen of Spades for piano solo prepared by Paul Pabst.

3. Serenade for Strings for piano solo.....

4. Queen of Spades arranged for piano solo, not to be confused with the vocal piano score...a real rarity this from a time when everything was arranged for piano solo including operas...

Albert Gasparo

06/04/2009 16:55

Category:Tchaikovsky, Pyotr - IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Updates on piano transcriptions of orchestral works of Tchaikovsky as per are additions made in the last two years..

  • Eugene Oneigin piano solo
  • Capriccio Italien piano solo
  • Hamlet Overture piano solo, piano 4 hands
  • Hamlet Incidental Music piano 4 hands
  • Iolanthe piano solo
  • 1812 Overture piano 4 hands
  • Manfred Symphony piano solo, 2 pianos 8 hands
  • Nutcracker Ballet piano solo by Tanayev, simplified piano
  • solo by Tchaikovsky..
  • Pezzo Capricicoso Op 82 cello and piano
  • Queen of Spades piano solo
  • Romeo and Juliet Overture piano solo 1871 version, 2 pianos eight hands...
  • Serenade for Strings....piano solo
  • Sleeping Beauty Ballet...piano solo
  • Snow Maiden op 12.....piano solo
  • Souvenir de Florence op 70....piano 4 hands
  • Suite no 3 ...piano 4 hands
  • Suite no 4 op 61 ....piano 4 hands
  • Symphony no 2 ...piano 4 hands
  • Symphony no 3...piano solo, piano 4 hands, 2 pianos 4 hands...
  • Tempest Overture (after Shakespeare)....piano solo, piano 4 hands, 2 pianos 8 eight hands..
  • The Voyevoda Opera.....potpourris on themes from.. piano solo...

I hope this brings joy to all those who relish piano transcriptions...

Al Gasparo

18/09/2011 20:47

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