Arabia Étude-Tableau for piano recorded by Luis Parés.
Arabia Étude-Tableau for piano by Elena Cobb is a modern Romantic piece with the Oriental feel. It evokes a fleeting memory of a train journey I took with my parents across the desert as a child. Filled with flamboyant octaves, it will offer a great opportunity for a young virtuoso to show off his skill as a performer. We recommend Arabia Étude-Tableau for piano for aspiring pianists who are at late Intermediate to Advanced levels.
Please listen to the beautiful recording of the Arabia Étude-Tableau for piano played by Luis Parés. Melanie Spanswick has written in her review for the pieces: ‘Elena’s memories are heard clearly at the opening, where a couple of recitative/improvisatory style solo treble passages create the necessary Arabic flavour. The main thematic material, stated from the third bar, consists of colour and mystery provided by ornamental flurries and florid melodic inflections. The melody is then briefly restated in octave passagework in the right hand, thus revealing the real test of this little piece.’
“You say some Greek philosophers could dazzle their audiences with their riddles? That does not interest me at all. Bring more wine instead and play your lute; your changes in tones remind me of the wind that rushes past and disappears, just like us.“
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat, 1048–1131
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