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Piano Reduction?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Mark Steel, Sep 7, 2001.


  1. Saw this as part of the description for some sheet music and thought:
    1. You get a discount on a piano if you buy it.
    2. You need to get a chainsaw and cut an octave off your piano if you want to play this.

    Seriously, what does the term mean?
     
  2. It's an orchestral score "reduced" for piano.

    -a
     
  3. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    To be a bit more precise about what "reduced for piano" means, the accompaniment has been rewritten so that it can be played by a single piano player rather than a full orchestra. Very handy with those bass concertos for those of us who will likely never muster an orchestra to back us up in such a performance.

    -dh
     
  4. hmmm...i had a feeling that this was not the correct answer....:D