The performance scores for Yvar Mikhashoff's monumental piano trilogy ELEMENTAL FIGURES are now available.
ELEMENTAL FIGURES consists of three pieces, DIVINER, SHAMAN and SYBIL, and is available as a set, in PDF file format. Contact us to obtain free copies of this work.
Pianist Winston Choi's recording of ELEMENTAL FIGURES and Maurice Ravel's GASPARD DE LA NUIT is available on Albany Records
From "Notes on DIVINER":
While Yvar Mikhashoff (1941-1993) was best known as a pianist and new
music advocate/entrepreneur, he was also a composer of a considerable
and varied body of work. DIVINER is the first piece in a trilogy of piano
pieces ELEMENTAL FIGURES which occupied him in his final years. His avowed
goal was to compose a piece which continued a grand line of instrumental
virtuosity for the piano begun primariy by Liszt which in his estimation ended
with Ravel in GASPARD DE LA NUIT. Indeed it is Ravel's work which inspired directly
the form and poetical allusions of this piece.
Nils Vigeland, Editor
Manuscript measure 22-24
DIVINER Page 1
ALSO AVAILABLE: Yvar Mikhashoff's opera fantasies for solo piano:
VISSI D'ARTE (Puccini) - Edition Peters No. 67951
TRITTICO FANTASY (Puccini) (includes "O Mio Babbino Caro") - Edition Peters No. 67952
THE DEATH OF MELISANDE (Debussy) - Edition Peters No. 67953
CASTA DIVA (Bellini) - Edition Peters No. 67954
PORTRAIT of MADAME BUTTERFLY (Puccini) - Edition Peters No. 68201
These pieces can be ordered from your favorite sheet music dealer or by contacting C.F. Peters
Yvar Mikhashoff's recording, "Opera: Virtuoso Fantasies, Paraphrases and Transcriptions" (mode 154/155), is available from: www.amazon.com
Yvar's Panorama of American Piano Music: From Antheil to Zappa is now available on Mode Records (mode 262/265) - www.moderecords.com). The four CD set includes 62 works by 48 composers and totals 4 hours and 34 minutes of music.