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Wolpe: Four Studies On Basic Rows

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  • Composer: Stefan Wolpe
  • Editor: Austin Clarkson
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISBN: 9781598063844
  • Size: 8.9 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 76


Stefan Wolpe's magnum opus was the breakthrough Four Studies on Basic Rows, the last movement of which is his famous "Passacaglia". This critical edition by foremost Wolpe scholar Austin Clarkson and pianist David Holzman offers extensive commentary on history, interpretation, and critical comparison of 21 authentic sources, as well as analysis of Wolpe's pioneering focus on intervals in musical architecture.


  • Study on Tritones
  • Study on Thirds
  • Presto furioso
  • Passacaglia