“From all the life enjoyments the music gives in only to the love…” — “Again, but the music, what a nuisance!” However, there lies the precipice between these two exclamations. Those who listen and enjoy music get raptures and sighs, and those who study music every day, mastering scales and etudes… also get sighs, but of the other kind. What is to be done? How are we to jump over this very precipice?
Our series of collections tries to answer this question. Each collection consists of the arranged popular pieces and is wholly dedicated to this or that personality in art. We just would like to offer some delightful “hours of idleness” to you together with the easy arrangements of the composer’s utmostly popular music.
Anyone, who is already taught to play piano a bit, may find a partner mutual music making with the real pleasure. Meanwhile such a performer turns to a listener of the composition he (or she) plays, for it’s coming so fluently and the music is so familiar indeed.
FRAGMENTS FROM THE OPERA “YEVGENIY ONEGIN”
Scene of Writing the Letter (Music text example)
Couplets of Triquet
FROM THE OPERA “ORLEANS MAIDEN”
FRAGMENTS FROM THE OPERA “QUEEN OF SPADES”
Duet of Liza and Polina
Duet of Prilepa and Milovzor
Aria of Prince Yeletsky
Herman's Arioso (final scene's fragment)
FRAGMENTS FROM THE OPERA “IOLANTA”
King Rene's Aria
Terrible Minute (Music text example)
No, Only That One, Who Knew
FROM THE CANTATA “MOSCOW”