Max Prick van Wely / Albert Brussee
IMPROVISATIE OVER PERUAANSE VOLKSMELODIEËN
In the early 1960s Max Prick van Wely composed Drie improvisaties over Peruaanse volksmelodieën voor de linkerhand alleen (‘Three improvisations on Peruvian folk music for the left hand alone’) for the famous Dutch pianist Cor de Groot. He never performed these, and the music was eventually given to me when I was attending the grammar school in Apeldoorn, where Prick van Wely was engaged as music teacher. Many years later and with permission of Prick van Wely, I rewrote the last two folk-music arrangements for piano two-handed and combined these (A-B-A form). In 1986 the composition was published by Broekmans & van Poppel, dedicated to the nowadays well-known jazz pianist Wolfert Brederode, whom at that time I was teaching at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (technical development and classical repertoire).
Style: Romantic impressionism; colourful harmonies (early Villa Lobos).
Level of difficulty: Grade VII (on a scale of XII grades).
COPYRIGHT, AVAILABILITY and PRICE
© 1986 Broekmans & van Poppel, Amsterdam.
8 pages, with fingering and pedalling.
Available through the usual music channels or via AB Music Productions & Editions.
Price: € 4.95.