Carmen Fantasy, Opus 25 (after Bizet's Opera). By Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908). Edited by Zino Francescatti. For violin and piano accompaniment. Classical Period. Difficulty: difficult. Instrumental solo book. Bowings and fingerings. 33 pages. Published by International Music Company (IM.2624).
With bowings and fingerings. Classical Period. 9x12 inches.
Tor Erik Nauste Myhre
Location: from Norway
August 27, 2008
Beautiful and technical!
Fun music, and not written for beginners. Even skillful musicians will struggle with this one. I am a Conservatory student myself, and I can barely play a few lines here and there. I have played Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate in the past and found it fun to play. Carmen Fantasie is...
27 of 59 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Houston, Texas
Location: from Norfolk, VA
January 13, 2008
This is truly Bizet's most famous piece. The musical differences between the three movements are just absolutely outstanding. This piece compares with other violin concerti, such as Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, etc. in level of difficulty. Don't let this rating fool you; if you are passionate about violin, and are willing...
26 of 58 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Hollywood, CA
August 20, 2007
This is one of the all-time coolest songs ever written for violin. It is, unfortunately, very difficult to play with the exception of the 3rd movement. This edition is very good, too. The only thing I should warn you about is about the 2nd movement (habanera). After the main theme,...
23 of 57 people found this review helpful.