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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Printed Music / Piano & Keyboard Repertoire
  • Language:English
  • Pages:28
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667811222

Grieg/Gliere Off the Beaten Path Musical Gems

Edited/Arranged for Solo Piano by Lee Evans

by Lee Evans

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Overview
This album brings together some of Lee Evans's favorite classical works, music that has touched his emotions deeply. Included are some of the most beloved piano miniatures of Edvard Grieg as well as some less know works of both Grieg and Reinhold Gliere. Two of the works are piano transcriptions of orchestral works, and the other five are original piano compositions.
Description
This album brings together some of Lee Evans's favorite classical works, music that has touched his emotions deeply. Included are some of the most beloved piano miniatures of Edvard Grieg as well as some less know works of both Grieg and Reinhold Gliere. Two of the works are piano transcriptions of orchestral works, and the other five are original piano compositions. In several places in the music, the arranger has added "modest hints of jazz," consistent with his long-time proclivity to provide a fresh perspective of established classical literature. Examples of this inclination for jazz enrichment may be found in some of his previously published books, such as Classics With a Touch of Jazz, Opera With a Touch of Jazz, Jazz Baroque:Vivaldi/Bach, and Enchanting Piano Music of Anatoly Lyadov.
About the author
Born in the Bronx, Lee Evans graduated from NYC's High School of Music & Art, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University, as well as Master of Arts and Doctor of Education degrees from Columbia University Teachers College. (He is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY.) Dr. Evans is a well-known author of numerous music magazine articles, pianist, lecturer and clinician, as well as author, composer and arranger of slightly 
more than 100 music books in the United States for the iPad specific SuperScore Music App, for the Hal Leonard Corporation (including his critically acclaimed recent book Crash Course In Chords); plus several recent books for The FJH Music Company (including the late beginner/early intermediate levels Color Me Jazz, Books 1 and 2, the intermediate/late intermediate levels ¡Olé! Original Latin-American Dance Music and ¡Fiesta! Original Latin-American Piano Solos.) Additionally, Dr. Evans is a co-author of Keyboard Fundamentals, 7th Edition (Stipes Publishing), a one-volume beginning piano method for the older beginner (of junior high and high school age and older.) Thirty-eight of his books have as well been published in Japan and two in the former Soviet Union. In the area of professional performance, Lee Evans concertized for ten consecutive seasons on the Community Concert circuit as The Lee Evans Trio and The Lee Evans Orchestra & Voices. Over the years he has recorded seven albums for Capitol Records, Command Records and MGM Records. Dr. Evans has also served as pianist, music director and/or music coordinator for such show business luminaries as Carol Channing, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Cat Stevens, Gilbert O'Sullivan and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Dr. Evans was also bandleader and music director for almost seven years at the Royal Box night club in NYC's Americana Hotel. Former chairperson of the Theater & Fine Arts Department, Dr. Evans is currently Professor of Music in the Performing Arts Department at Pace University.
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