A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen: Transcriptions for Pianoforte from the Works of J. S. Bach
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So Civilized Transcriptions by Constant Lambert, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Frank Bridge, William Walton, and more. Brings one back to an era when England owned the world and playing elegant transcriptions of Bach helped to pass days of crumpets and roses.
Melvyn Cooper, Piano Professional, Autumn 2013 . Pianists who enjoy transcriptions long out of print will welcome these re-issues. Included is a very informative preface and introduction by pianist David Owen Norris
This celebrated collection contains arrangements prepared for Harriet Cohen by some of Britain's finest composers, such as Frank Bridge, William Walton, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and includes favourites such as 'Sleepers, Wake', 'In dulci jubilo', and the Andante from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. With a new introduction by David Owen Norris, A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen is ideal for all pianists of intermediate standard or above wishing to further explore Bach's music.
Harriet Cohen (1895-1967) studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, before quickly gaining a reputation as a Bach specialist. Norris has also presented a number of radio series, including BBC Radio 4's Playlist. She was also strongly associated with British music of the period and was the dedicatee of numerous contemporary works, including the last six pieces in Bartok's Mikrokosmos,