John Alden Carpenter: Krazy Kat - A Jazz Pantomime For Piano: Piano:
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Original And Revised Versions-This is the first single-volume publication of both the out-of-print original and revised versions of Krazy Kat a unique 'jazz pantomime' for piano. Based on George Herriman's hugely influential newspaper comic strip that chronicled the adventures of a lovelorn feline this comic production represents a landmark in American music. The seldom-staged work debuted in 1922 at New York City's Town Hall and a 1940 revival employed the revised edition.John Alden Carpenter's score abounds in lyric warmth harmonic charm and rhythmic vitality. He created this unusual theatrical work for a ballet company headed by a former Ballets Russes performer. CartoonistHerriman designed the production's scenery and costumes and he drew a series of madcap illustrations that are reproduced in this edition. Jazz lovers collectors of rare music and intermediate- to advanced-level pianists will want a copy of this facsimile publication which features the composer's original Program Notes and an illuminating Introduction.Reprint of the George Schirmer Inc. 1922 and 1948 editions.
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