The Alexander Siloti Collection


Camille Saint-Saens
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov
Alexander Scriabin
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Richard Strauss
Anatoli Lyadov
Franz Liszt
Johann Sebastian Bach
Frederic Chopin
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Text by Dr. Charles Barber
Edited by Alexander Siloti
Transcribed by Alexander Siloti
Soft Cover
Performing Ensemble: Piano Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: Piano
Item Number: PL112
Number of Pages: 288
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print

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Quick Overview

One of the least known of the great Russian pianists of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Alexander Siloti (1863-1945) was one of the most influential and progressive. As a concert promoter, he introduced the music of dozens of composers to the Russian public in the famous Siloti Concerts of 1903-1917, including Albeniz, Debussy, de Falla, Delius, Elgar, Enesco, Mahler and Schoenberg. A student of Liszt (and one of the teachers of Rachmaninoff), Siloti is a central figure in the development of the great age of the piano virtuoso. As with many of his colleagues, transcribing and arranging existing music for the piano was a major part of Siloti’s activity, and since he made no recordings, his published transcriptions are one of the few existing keys we have to his musical taste and philosophy. In an extended biographical essay, Dr. Charles Barber explores this issue and writes cogently about the style and influence of this remarkable man. The Alexander Siloti Collection is dominated by Siloti’s remarkable transcriptions and arrangements of the music of J.S. Bach, notable particularly for their pianistic character and faithfulness to the unique “genetic code of Bach’s design.” Some of the Bach works included are: Prelude in B Minor, BWV855a, Gigue from Suite in Bb Major, Chaconne in D Minor, the Organ Preludes in E Minor and G Minor and the celebrated Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565. Music by Gluck, Mozart and Chopin is also contained in this generous compilation of pianistic wizardry. This addition to The Master’s Collection is likely to be one of the most talked about piano folios of the year. (288 pages, smythe sewn binding).

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Editor Siloti, Alexander
Transcriber Siloti, Alexander

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Prelude in B Minor
Adagio
Air
Chaconne in D Minor
Gigue
Andante
Fantasia in C Minor
Organ Prelude in E Minor
Paraphrase
Organ Prelude in G Minor
Prelude
Prelude from Cantata No. 29
Prelude from Cantata No. 35
Siciliano
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Melody
Variations
Variations in F Major
Etude No. 25 in F Minor
Scherzo in B-flat Minor
Au bord d'une source
Au lac de Wallenstadt
Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major
Concert Etude in D-flat Major
Sposalizio
Il Penseroso
Sursum Corda
Le cygne
Humoresque
Theme original et variations
A Song of India
Four Russian Folk Songs
Four Russian Folk Songs
Four Russian Folk Songs
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
No. 3. On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes
Etude in C-sharp Minor
Poeme
Romanze
Prelude in G-sharp Minor