Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Islamey, Oriental fantasy for piano on AllMusic. Mily Balakirev. Mily Balakirev – Islamey for Chamber Orchestra. Mily Balakirev () was one of the key figures in the 19th century emerging movement of Russian. Islamey: an Oriental Fantasy is a fantasy for piano by Russian composer Mily Balakirev, written in September

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Milij Balakirev: Islamey, “Oriental fantasy for piano” :

It has retained its reputation as a technical warhorse for balakireev pianist; the writing is pianistic and natural for the most part, full of octaves, scales, and double notes. Streams Videos All Posts. Balakirev, considered a virtuoso pianist in his time, once admitted that there were passages in the piece that he “couldn’t manage.

Listen to a performance of the arrangement here.

Islamey, Op (Balakirev, Mily) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Glinka, Balakirev and Tchaikovsky. The Young Emil Gilels: The Oriental Fantasy “Islamey” by Mili Balakirev has assumed an infamous and yet irresistible reputation in the piano repertoire.


Sony Classical Essential Classics. Eugene Ormandy and the Balakieev Orchestra recorded the orchestral version in stereo on February 26,for Columbia Records.

One of them, called Islamey, a dance-tune, pleased me extraordinarily and with a view to the work I had in mind on Tamara I began to arrange it for the piano.

As a contrast, the middle section uses a love song from the Crimea, in southern Ukraine.

Islamey (Balakirev)

Compositions for solo piano Compositions by Mily Balakirev compositions Compositions in B-flat minor. The Complete Recordings The opening motif introduces the main thematic material of the fantasy, which is embellished upon through use of double thirds, octave figurations, and other pianistic devices throughout the work.

The Ultimate Silk Road Album. Culture Language Mythology Personalities. Ses Enregistrements Studio, In Memory of Terence Judd. Islamey – Oriental Fantasy; Glazunov: Pianist, organist, composer, arranger. Listen to a performance of the arrangement here Available to hire or purchase from Aria Editions here Instrumentation: For instance, the first theme has been found to be a variety of the Lezginka from Kabardino-Balkariawhich differs notably from Balakirev’s work in its time signature.


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Les introuvables de Cziffra. Live performance of this work is risky for even the most hardened concert pianist, but the electrifying nature of the work renders every risk worthwhile. Pearls of Russian Romanticism, Vol. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Islamye. Piano Works of Russia.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Mily Balakirev ‘s work Islamey is supreme among piano works with such a genesis. His Early Recordings, Vol.

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