Carmen (A Concert Suite for Two Pianos/Four Hands). By Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Arranged by Richard Simm. For Piano. This edition: 2 copies required. Duet or Duo; Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands). Advanced level piece for the Piano Duo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Romantic. Advanced. Sheet. 64 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.PA9603).
ISBN 0769234151. Romantic.
Carmen is a multi-movement work, and this arrangement provides all the lustre from the original orchestral score equally shared by the two pianists, creating a most exciting performance piece. Movements may be performed separately, thus making it a bit more simple to learn, or it may be performed in its entirety. Sure to be a big hit with two-piano teams.
List/syllabus: Federation Festivals 2011-2013.
Location: from New York, NY
May 22, 2009
Not the most comfortable arrangement ...
The arrangements sound quite nice, but there are a number of sections that are just not comfortable on the piano. I performed this with a couple of different people (all of us have Master's degrees in piano performance), and it just wasn't that comfortable for any of us. That didn't...
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