Chinese song – 玫瑰玫瑰我爱你Rose Rose I Love You arr. Gordon Murray, piano 钢琴

piano transcription / arrangement i made (August 2007) of the popular Chinese song, 玫瑰玫瑰我爱你Mei Gui Mei Gui Wo Ai Ni / Rose Rose I Love You. original Chinese version — words by Wu Cun (Ng Chuen) & music by Chen Gexin (pen name: Lin Mei) — recorded in 1940 by 姚莉Yao Li (Huey Lee). English version first recorded in 1951 by Frankie Laine. [played at Grace Church On-The-Hill, Toronto] some pianists-composers who made — or have made — piano transcriptions / arrangements of other composers’ works: Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni, Moritz Moszkowski, Leopold Godowsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Percy Grainger, Myra Hess, Wilhelm Backhaus, Glen Gould, Liberace, Vladimir Horowitz, Wilhelm Kempff, Gyorgy Cziffra, Earl Wild, Mikhail Pletnev, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Boris Berezovsky, Arcadi Volodos some pianists-composers who made piano transcriptions / arrangements of their own works: Peter (Pyotr) Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky