Arabia Étude-Tableau E.Cobb

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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

8 pages
Published by EVC Music Publications Ltd
Copyrights © 2014
ISBN 978-0-9566569-6-6

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 297 x 210 x 0.5 cm

4 reviews for Arabia Étude-Tableau E.Cobb

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ada (verified owner)

    This is one of my favourite pieces composed by Elena Cobb ( my other favourite is Star Dust ). It is very imaginative and atmospheric. Some of the octave passage writing remind me of Liszt. I do not yet have a pupil advanced enough to tackle this yet, but this is definitely a piece I’ll keep in my teaching repertoire. I can’t wait to start learning this piece myself!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Elena – this piece of yours is SO beautiful and exquisite! It’s hard to put into words… -somehow this piece captures all my senses and carries me to far-off places as I am wrapped up in the story of its melody.? What a beautifully, rich piece it is! Kudos to you, the composer.??????

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Sealey

    This piece revitalises the intrepid traveller bug in me.. so very evocative.. even more so as it is written by someone who lives and breathes its pianistic style perfectly! Thank you, Elena Cobb!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Last week I researched the repertoire for my student to play in the competition and yesterday I finally could introduce this wonderful Etude to my student and he really liked it. This Etude is a challenge for my student’s level at the moment but I hope he will do his best and one day we would be happy to send our video to the author Elena Cobb!

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