Canal March

Symphonic Strauss for eight hands

Elena Aguado, Ana Guijarro, Mariana Gurkova and Sebastián Mariné, piano

Ein Heldenleben Op. 40, by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Transcription for 2 pianos 8 hands by Otto Singer

Arreglo para dos pianos a ocho manos de Otto Singer

However extravagant they may seem, arrangements for two pianos, eight hands, were relatively common at the beginning of the twentieth century. Otto Singer, responsible for this arrangement, was a true professional in this sector of the publishing industry. His numerous piano transcriptions of Richard Strauss’ symphonic poems were published to be used primarily as study scores.

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