ピアノの横に乗っているのは、手が8本ある軍荼利明王(ぐんだりみょうおう)の仏像フィギュア。手に持っていた武器や斧は脇に置いて、ピアノ8手用に編曲されたチャイコフスキーの交響曲を弾いてもらいたいが、実際には4人のピアニストが2台のピアノで演奏することになる。 交響曲のピアノ編曲は出版社との契約に含まれていたのでチャイコフスキー本人による4手版があるが、ランガー版はオーケストラ・スコアの音符をより多く拾うことができる 8手版(連弾が2組)だ。 ピアノ編曲版の交響曲を演奏する際は、管弦楽器の持続音を考慮し熟考された適正テンポよりも、速めのテンポ設定の方が演奏効果が上がると考えた結果、二つの交響曲を1枚のCDに収めることができた。

  • english description

    On the side of the piano is a Buddha figure of Gundari Myo'o with eight hands. The weapons and axes in his hands were put aside and he was asked to play Tchaikovsky's symphony arranged for piano 8 hands, but in reality, four pianists would play it on two pianos. There is a four-hand version of the symphony by Tchaikovsky himself, since the piano arrangement of the symphony was part of his contract with the publisher, but Langer's version is an eight-hand version (two sets of consecutive pianos) that can pick up more of the notes of the orchestral score. When performing the piano arranged version of the symphony, we thought that a faster tempo setting would be more effective than the proper tempo, which was carefully considered in consideration of the sustained sound of the orchestral instruments, and as a result, we were able to fit the two symphonies on a single CD.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Th 14, (Trans. for Solo Piano) by Sergei Taneyev

JNCD-1020 Track List

    Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 in F minor Op. 36
  1. No.4, 1st. mov, Andante sostenuto Moderato con anima
  2. No.4, 2nd. mov, Andantino in modo di canzona
  3. No.4, 3rd. mov, Scherzo (Pizzicato Ostinato). Allegro
  4. No.4, 4th. mov, Finale. Allegro con fuoco
  5. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 in B minor Op. 74
  6. No.6, 1st. mov, Adagio?Allegro non troppo
  7. No.6, 2nd. mov, Allegro con grazia
  8. No.6, 3rd. mov, Allegro molto vivace
  9. 4th mov, movement, Finale: Adagio lamentoso