Tcherepnin - Bagatelles, Op. 5 (Olson)
Bagatelles - Opus 5 composed by Alexander Tcherepnin (1899-1977). For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterworks Editions. Late Intermediate level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. 20th Century. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced); NFMC Level: Difficult Class 2. Collection. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Op. 5. 31 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.551).
Alexander Tcherepnin's (1899-1977) Bagatelles are some his finest keyboard works. The 10 miniatures (about 2-4 pages) are filled with contemporary techniques. Rapid finger technique is developed in the fast brilliant pieces, while lyrical pieces develop musical balance. Lynn Freeman Olson's edition includes helpful study notes from her careful research.