From Edward B. Marks Music Company comes word of two new releases, including the first engraving of Romantic Pieces (1958-60).
A Schumann Bouquet PREMIERE PUBLICATION!
for Saxophone Quartet
A suite of six movements drawn from Robert Schumann's piano pieces for young people, selected and transcribed by William Bolcom for saxophone quartet, especially for his friends the PRISM Quartet who premiered them in March. Now available!
Romantic Pieces (1958-60) NEW ENGRAVING!
This early piano solo is remarkably forward-looking in Bolcom's oeuvre. At a time when he was inclined to compose in a more maximal, "Boulezian" style, he produced this panoramic, 7-movement, neo-Classical, neo-Baroque, "neo-Bolcom" opus which will be heard for the first time on recording on a forthcoming 3-CD set from Naxos. Available in manuscript for years, Marks now offers the work engraved. (PS-We kept the cover.) Available at Subito Music.