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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Minor No. 2, Op. 22

Piano Solo

By Camille Saint-Saens

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Piano (Piano)
Piano Solo. Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Edited by Georges Bizet. Arranged by Georges Bizet. Editions Durand. Classical. Piano Reduction. Composed 2001. 52 pages. Editions Durand #DF2188. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50561756).

Item Number: HL.50561756

8.25x11.75 inches.

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  • 5

    Dan
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • October 03, 2019 Good transcription

    This is indeed a solo piano transcription. You cannot use this to learn the original to play with orchestra. That being said, Bizet did a great job of combining solo and orchestra into a virtuoso solo work for concert purposes. It’s not simplified in any way. The first movement...

    works the best, since the orchestra is mostly in the background. The score suffers from the fact that occasionally accidentals are vaguely printed, and this fault plagues many Durand editions. There are also a few obvious errors. I recommend that any pianist who plays the work with orchestra also learn this fantastic version to get more mileage out of this great piece. It’s well worth the extra effort. It’s a popular concerto for good reason: musical depth in the first movement; entertaining and light scherzo and dazzling tarantella finale which always brings an audience to their feet. It’s a winner!

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  • 3

    Steve Senavsky
    Location:
    Clayton, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • October 19, 2007 Be careful of this edition

    This is not the solo piano part alone for the concerto, but actually a piano only condensation of piano and orchestra into a single piano solo. The description of this work (and the preview of the first page) doesn't really spell out what this manuscript is. Written actually by...

    Bizet this is for an advanced person who wants to play the concerto in a recital environment. Needless to say, like any condensation, some of the greatness of this concerto is lost. It is a very flashy solo piece, but nothing like the real McCoy! (Especially the third movement which gets very difficult at speed!)

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  • 5

    Steve C.
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • August 06, 2007 A Beautiful High-quality Document!

    This is a beautiful copy of a fantastic concerto. The pages are big, loose leafed, and printed in France. The arrangement was done by Bizet. It's worth the price just to have this item sitting on your piano and looking impressive. I'm not sure why that previous customer...

    was disappointed. Any serious music lover will adore this piece!

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  • 1

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Ohio
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • June 04, 2007 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2

    If you're actually looking for a two piano version of this concerto, don't buy this edition. Also the pages of this are not bound together and are etremely large. Overall, I do not suggest buying this at all.

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