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Grande Fantaisie

By Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

Composed by Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910). Edited by and perf. Joseph Banowetz. Duet or Duo; Masterworks; Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands). Belwin Edition: The Performing Artist Series. Masterwork; Romantic. Book & CD. 84 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.PAM0403).

Item Number: AP.PAM0403

ISBN 0757924115.

Balakirev's Grande Fantaisie, for piano and orchestra has never appeared in print until now. Joseph Banowetz provides careful research and thorough editing of the original manuscript to provide performer and scholar alike with the definitive urtext edition of this work. Banowetz has reduced the orchestral score for a second piano. This landmark edition features a world premiere CD recording of this work performed by Joseph Banowetz with the Russian Philharmonic (Moscow).

Joseph Banowetz graduated with a First Prize from the Vienna Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst. Banowetz has been a piano recitalist and orchestral soloist on five continents. He was awarded the Liszt Medal by the Hungarian Liszt Society in recognition of his outstanding performances of Liszt and the Romantic literature.

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  • 2007-07-27 00:00:00.0 Grandiose

    This is not a true duo. It is a very rhapsodic,flamboyant solo with a melodic line thrown in occasionally for the second piano. Quite Lisztesque.

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