Smetana, Bedrich - From the Homeland: Two Duets for Violin and Piano - Score and Part - Barenreiter

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These two duets were written during Smetana’s last phase of composition (1880), and were published with the poetic title ‘ From the Homeland’. At this time, the composer, who was deaf, was living a secluded life with his daughter Zofie’s family in a hunting lodge at Jabkenice near Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic).

The duets were written at the instigation of Prince Alexander of Thurn und Taxis, a son of the estate owner, who was himself a good violinist. They were published for the first time in 1881 by Frantisek Augustin Urbánek in Prague. The composer himself wrote that the duets are “in lighter style, more for domestic use than concert performance but without ruling it out completely, in true nationalist style, however with my own melodies.”

The musical text of the new edition is based on the ‘ Study Edition of the Works of Bedrich Smetana’ , Vol. XV: Chamber Music Works.

- Urtext from the ‘ Study Edition of the Works of Bedrich Smetana’
- Charming violin literature of medium technical difficulty
- Fingering and bowing by Ivan Straus, foreword by Marta Ottlová ( Cz /Eng/Ger) Includes piano score and violin part.

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These two duets were written during Smetana’s last phase of composition (1880), and were published with the poetic title ‘ From the Homeland’. At this time, the composer, who was deaf, was living a secluded life with his daughter Zofie’s family in a hunting lodge at Jabkenice near Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic).

The duets were written at the instigation of Prince Alexander of Thurn und Taxis, a son of the estate owner, who was himself a good violinist. They were published for the first time in 1881 by Frantisek Augustin Urbánek in Prague. The composer himself wrote that the duets are “in lighter style, more for domestic use than concert performance but without ruling it out completely, in true nationalist style, however with my own melodies.”

The musical text of the new edition is based on the ‘ Study Edition of the Works of Bedrich Smetana’ , Vol. XV: Chamber Music Works.

- Urtext from the ‘ Study Edition of the Works of Bedrich Smetana’
- Charming violin literature of medium technical difficulty
- Fingering and bowing by Ivan Straus, foreword by Marta Ottlová ( Cz /Eng/Ger) Includes piano score and violin part.
Sheet Music Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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