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Rimsky-Korsakov - Concerto in C-sharp Minor, Op. 30 & Arensky - Fantasia on Russian Folksongs

By Anton Stepanovich Arensky

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Music Minus One Piano Deluxe 2-CD Set. Composed by Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861-1906) and Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). Music Minus One. Softcover with CD. 72 pages. Music Minus One #MMO3086. Published by Music Minus One (HL.400248).

Item Number: HL.400248

ISBN 1596150807. 9x12.25 inches.

Together in one package Music Minus One brings you two of nineteenth-century Russia's greatest works for piano and orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov's Piano Concerto (1883) and his protege Anton Arensky's Fantasia on Russian Folksongs for Piano and Orchestra (1899). Both of these short concerted works are single-movement fantasias on Russian folk themes filled with the thunderous orchestrationa and big Russian sounds one associates with Imperial Russia.

Both of these works present a perfect opportunity for the pianist or advancing student who wants to tackle a big Romantic-era concerted work but may not be ready for the full-scale concerto. With their relatively short lengths and only moderately-difficult piano parts, they give the thrill of full-scale performance with significantly less investment than would be otherwise possible with longer works.

This Music Minus One edition includes a CD containing the complete performance of the concerto in digital stereo; a second digital stereo version of the concerto minus the soloist, voluminously indexed for ease of practice and performance; and a fully annotated score especially prepared for this MMO release, printed on high-quality ivory paper with informative liner notes.

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