Symphonic Strauss for eight hands
Elena Aguado, Ana Guijarro, Mariana Gurkova and Sebastián Mariné
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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