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Piano Etudes

Instrumentation: Solo Piano


A soon-to-be collection of etudes for the piano. Each piece tests different vital technical skills for the virtuoso pianist that is embodied in the overall form and thematic material of these pieces. 

Etude No.1: Drum Kit

Duration: 3:45min


This etude was inspired by the drum kit rhythms and riffs commonly heard in pop and rock music. The piano is treated as if it were a drum set, making use of the piano's percussive qualities and it's extreme registers. For the pianist, this piece tests rhythmic coordination between the hands and large leaps .  


Performer: Markus Masaites

Premiered March 18th 2018

© 2018, Adam Zolty

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