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American violinist Maud Powell (1867-1920) pioneered the violin recital in North America and won international recognition for her artistry. This collection contains more than 40 wonderful concert pieces: Powell’s own transcriptions and works dedicated to her, including the entire contents of Rachel’s “American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell” recording. Many of these works have been out of print for more than a century or have never been printed. The collection also includes generous program notes about each composer by Powell biographer Karen Shaffer. Rachel served as Music Advisor and Editor.

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Violin Transcriptions, Brahms Concerto Cadenza, Music Analyses and Editions, Music Dedicated to, Commissioned by or Associated with Maud Powell

Printed from the original editions, manuscripts and recordings

Karen A. Shaffer, Music Compilation & Introductory Notes Rachel Barton Pine, Music Advisor & Editor

In Four Volumes

Part I: Maud Powell’s Transcriptions of European Music

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Beethovens_Minuet.mp3
Beethoven: Minuet

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Boccherinis_Minuet.mp3
Boccherini: Minuet

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Chopins_Minute_Waltz.mp3
Chopin: “Minute” Waltz

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Rachel_Barton_Pine_plays_Couperins_La_Fleurie_arr_Powell.mp3
Couperin: La Fleurie

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Dvoraks_Humoresque.mp3
Dvorak: Humoresque

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Rachel_Barton_Pine_plays_Dvoraks_Songs_My_Mother_Sang_arr_Powell.mp3
Dvorak: Songs My Mother Sang

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Glucks_Melody.mp3
Gluck: Melody

Jensen: Serenata

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Martinis_Plaisir_damour.mp3
Martini: Plaisir d’amour

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Massenets_Twilight.mp3
Massenet: Twilight

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Rachel_Barton_Pine_plays_Palmgrens_May_Night_arr_Powell.mp3
Palmgren: May Night

Rimsky-Korsakov: Song of India

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Sibeliuss_Musette.mp3
Sibelius: Musette

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Sibeliuss_Valse_triste.mp3
Sibelius: Valse triste

Part II: Maud Powell’s Transcriptions of American Music

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Fosters_Plantation_Melodies.mp3
Foster: Plantation Melodies

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays__Bellstedts_Caprice_on_Dixie.mp3
Bellstedt, Jr.: Caprice on Dixie

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Dankss_Silver_Threads_Among_the_Gold.mp3
Danks: Silver Threads Among the Gold

Part III: Maud Powell’s Transcriptions of African-American Music

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Coleridge-Taylors_Deep_River.mp3
Coleridge-Tayor: Deep River

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Rachel_Barton_Pine_plays_Johnsons_Nobody_Knows_the_Trouble_I_See_arr_Powell.mp3
Johnson: Nobody Knows the Trouble I See

Part IV: Maud Powell’s Original Cadenza for the Brahms Violin Concerto

Part V: Music Analyzed or Edited by Maud Powell
Vieuxtemps: Arkansas Traveller and Banjo Tune
Wieniawski: Legende

Part VI: Original Music and Transcriptions Dedicated to, Commissioned by, or Directly Influenced by Maud Powell

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Rachel_Barton_Pine_plays_Bauers_Up_the_Ocklawaha.mp3
Bauer: Up the Ocklawaha

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Rachel_Barton_Pine_plays_Beachs_Romance.mp3
Beach: Romance

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Burleigh: Four Rocky Mountain Sketches

Ern: Menuet

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Gilberts_Marionettes_Scherzo.mp3
Gilbert: Marionettes (Scherzo)

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Graingers_Molly_on_the_Shore.mp3
Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Grasse: Scherzo capriccioso
Grasse: Wellenspiel
Grasse: In a Row Boat
Grasse: Polonaise No. 1

http://media.rachelbartonpine.com/books/2/Maud_Powell_plays_Griegs_To_Spring.mp3
Grieg: To Spring

Humiston: Suite

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Huss: Romance

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Liebling: Fantasia on Sousa Themes

Loesser: California (Humoresque)

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Venth: Aria

About

Violin Transcriptions, Brahms Concerto Cadenza, Music Analyses and Editions, Music Dedicated to, Commissioned by or Associated with Maud Powell

Printed from the original editions, manuscripts and recordings

Karen A. Shaffer, Music Compilation & Introductory Notes Rachel Barton Pine, Music Advisor & Editor

In Four Volumes

American violinist Maud Powell (1867-1920) pioneered the violin recital in North America and won international recognition for her artistry. This collection contains more than 40 wonderful concert pieces: Powell’s own transcriptions and works dedicated to her, including the entire contents of Rachel’s “American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell” recording. Many of these works have been out of print for more than a century or have never been printed. The collection also includes generous program notes about each composer by Powell biographer Karen Shaffer. Rachel served as Music Advisor and Editor.

HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION AND ANNOTATIONS

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Word about Sources
Key to Abbreviations
Bibliography
Maud Powell, “The Grand Woman of American Music”
Maud Powell’s Letter Concerning Herself as a Musician
Pioneering the Violin Recital in America
Recital Programming
The Role of Transcriptions
Recordings
Program Notes
Characteristics of Maud Powell’s Transcriptions
Missing Transcriptions
Maud Powell’s Legacy through the Violin Recital
Championing Music by American Composers
Commentary on the Music, Parts I–VI

VIOLIN AND PIANO MUSIC

Part I. Maud Powell’s Transcriptions of European Music

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) / Maud Powell
    Minuet in G major, WoO 10, No. 2
  2. Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805) / Maud Powell
    Six Quintets, Op. 11, String Quintet No. 5 in E major, G. 275, III: Minuet
  3. Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849) / Maud Powell
    Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, “Minute”
  4. François Couperin (1668–1733) / Maud Powell Pièces de clavecin, Book I, Première Ordre in G minor, No. 17:
    La fleurie ou La tendre Nanette / La Fleurie
  5. Antonín Dvo_ák (1841–1904) / Fritz Kreisler / Revised and adapted by Maud Powell
    Eight Humoresques, Op. 101, No. 7: Humoresque in G flat major
  6. Antonín Dvo_ák (1841–1904) / Maud Powell
    Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, IV: Als die alt Mutter / Songs My Mother Sang
  7. Christoph W. Gluck (1714–1787) / Maud Powell
    Orphée et Eurydice, Act II, Scene ii: Dance of the Blessed Spirits / Melody
  8. Adolf Jensen (1837–1879) / Maud Powell
    Serenade (Ständchen), Op. 32, No. 9 / Serenata
  9. Jean-Paul-Gilles Martini (1741–1816) / Maud Powell
    Love’s Delight (Plaisir d’amour)
  10. Jules Massenet (1842–1912) / Maud Powell
    Poèmes pastorale, No. 4: Crépuscule / Twilight
  11. Selim Palmgren (1878–1951) / Maud Powell
    Kevät (Spring), Op. 27, No. 4: Kevätyö (May Night)
  12. Nikolay A. Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) / Maud Powell
    Sadko: Song of the Indian Trader or Chanson Indoue (Song of India)
  13. Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) / Maud Powell
    King Christian II Suite, Op. 27, III: Musette
  14. Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) / Friedrich Hermann / Revised and adapted by Maud Powell
    Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1

Part II. Maud Powell’s Transcriptions of American Music

  1. Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864) / Luke Schoolcraft (1847–1893) / Henry Clay Work
    (1832–1884) / Maud Powell
    Plantation Melodies: My Old Kentucky Home (Foster); Shine On (Schoolcraft);
    Old Black Joe (Foster); Kingdom Coming (Work).
  2. Herman Bellstedt Jr. (1858–1926) / Maud Powell
    Caprice on Dixie, for Violin (unaccompanied)
  3. H(art) P(ease) Danks (1834–1903) / Maud Powell
    Silver Threads Among the Gold

Part III. Maud Powell’s Transcriptions of African-American Music

  1. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) / Maud Powell
    Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, Op. 59, No. 10: Deep River
  2. J(ohn) Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954) / Maud Powell
    Nobody Knows the Trouble I See

Part IV. Maud Powell’s Original Cadenza for the Brahms Violin Concerto

  1. Maud Powell (1867–1920)
    Cadenza for the first movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
    Manuscript facsimile
  2. Maud Powell (1867–1920)
    Cadenza for the first movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
    Edited by Rachel Barton Pine

Part V. Music Analyzed or Edited by Maud Powell

  1. Maud Powell’s Story and Analysis of Henri Vieuxtemps’ Arkansas Traveller
    Henri Vieuxtemps (1820–81)
    Bouquet américain, Op.33, No. 6: Arkansas Traveller and Banjo Tune
  2. Henryk Wieniawski (1835–80)
    Légende for violin and piano, Op. 17
    Edited and with an analytical lesson by Maud Powell

Part VI. Original Music and Transcriptions Dedicated to, Commissioned by, or Closely Associated with Maud Powell

  1. Marion Eugenie Bauer (1882–1955)
    Up the Ocklawaha, Op. 6
  2. Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (Amy Marcy Cheney Beach) (1867–1944)
    Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
  3. Herman Bellstedt Jr. (1858–1926)
    Caprice on Dixie, for Violin (unaccompanied)
  4. Cecil Burleigh (1885–1980)
    Four Rocky Mountain Sketches, Op. 11:

At Sunset, The Rapids, Up the Cañon, The Avalanche

  1. Henri Ern (1863–1923)
    Menuet pour Violon et Piano, Op. 39, No. 1
  2. Harry Mathena Gilbert (1879–1964)
    Marionettes (Scherzo)
  3. Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882–1961)
    Molly on the Shore
  4. Molly on the Shore violin part revised by Maud Powell
  5. Edwin A. Grasse (1884–1954)
    Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 19
  6. Edwin A. Grasse (1884–1954)
    Wellenspiel (Waves at Play)
  7. Edwin A. Grasse (1884–1954)
    In a Row Boat (Im Ruderboot)
  8. Edwin A. Grasse (1884–1954)
    Polonaise No. 1 in C Major
  9. Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) / Sol Marcosson (1869–1940)
    To Spring (An den FrŸling), Op. 43, No. 6
  10. William Henry Humiston (1869–1923)
    Suite for Violin and Orchestra in F sharp minor
  11. Henry Holden Huss (1862–1953)
    Romance
  12. Max Liebling (1845–1927)
    Fantasia on Sousa Themes
    Violin part edited by Rachel Barton Pine
  13. Arthur Loesser (1894–1969)
    California (Humoresque) (On a Tune by Paladilhe)
  14. Edward A. MacDowell (1860–1908) / Arthur Hartmann (1881–1956)
    Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: To a Wild Rose
  15. Ede Poldini (1869–1957) / Arthur Hartmann (1881–1956)
    Marionnettes, No. 2: Poupée Valsante (Waltzing Doll)
  16. Carl Venth (1860–1938)
    Aria

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