New Brahms "Zigeunerlieder" transcriptions for SA, SATB, piano 4 hands, and string quartet
Date: April 7, 2014
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Before computers, I’d rearranged Brahms’ fiery “Zigeunerlieder” into a 15-number song cycle for San Francisco Girls Chorus, setting them for 2-part treble using all songs from both Opus 103 and 112, writing all new lyrics, and expanding the solo piano accompaniment into piano 4 hands, as Brahms did for the more frequently performed “Liebeslieder Waltzes.”
I then created a version for SATB (Brahms’ originals were SATB) and piano-string quartet. All versions are in my original (highly legible) manuscript, but I am now in the process of digitalizing the entire collection.
The piano accompaniment was published as piano literature and recorded by Patricia and Vera Purcell, noted Bay Area duo pianists and teachers, and praised by legendary Maestro Richard Bonynge as “a valuable addition to the repertoire.”
The only recordings availble are mp3s of just the string quartet version. You may hear them on my Web site, kenmalucelli.com. Click on Instrumental, scroll down to bottom and click on blue play tabs.
If interested in viewing a sampling of the scores, please contact me directly: Ken (at) PrinceSF (dot) com.
Thanks much for your interest.