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Piano Concerto In C-sharp Minor op.30/op.48

Fantasia on Russian Folksongs For Piano And Orchestra

By Anton Stepanowitsch Arensky

Fantasia on Russian Folksongs For Piano And Orchestra. Composed by Anton Stepanowitsch Arensky. Sheet music with CD. Music Minus One. Classical. Performance book with CD. Op.30/op.48. 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.

  • Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, op. 30  Performed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Fantasia on Russian Folk Songs (Themes of A. Riabinin), op. 48  Performed by Anton Stepanovich Arensky
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  • 2008-03-30 00:00:00.0 Great work, recording is so-so

    A great piano concerto whose length is short enough so as not to discourage a student or hobbyist. My reduced rating is solely due to the fact that the recording quality is not stellar. It came across as a bit too "fuzzy" for my taste and the baseline volume felt...

    a little low when playing alongside with my piano.

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