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160-00196

Persichetti: 3 Toccatinas, Op. 142

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    1. Composer: Vincent Persichetti
    2. Instrumentation: Piano
    3. ISBN: 978-1-4911-0859-8
    4. Size: 8.9 x 12.0 inches
    5. Pages: 18

    A dazzling showpiece for the advanced pianist, commissioned especially by the University of Maryland as a contest work for the 1980 International Piano Festival and Competition. The three short movements of Persichetti's 142nd opus--Ben articulato, Grazioso and Caloroso--present quite a challenge to the pianist's dexterity, but the results are very effective, and very gratifying. The three pieces provide an absorbing keyboard spectacle, ranging from the lightning-quick percussive passages of the first Toccatina, to the delcate, spectral, harpsichord-like scales and arpeggios of the final Toccatina.