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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Islamey was premiered by the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, and championed by pianists such as the great Franz Liszt. Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: In Memory of Terence Judd. Listen to a performance of the arrangement here Available to hire or purchase from Aria Editions here Instrumentation: Available to hire or purchase from Aria Editions here. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

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From Bach to Balakirev. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. In due time, the work enters its third section, returning to the thematic material of the opening, eventually arriving at a breathtaking coda as thrilling to the pianist as it is to the audience. Ultimate Classical Spectacular [Box Set]. Since I interested myself in the vocal music there, I made the islammey of a Circassian prince, who frequently came to me and played folk tunes on his instrument, that was something like a violin.

The Oriental Fantasy “Islamey” by Mili Balakirev has assumed an infamous and yet irresistible reputation in the baoakirev repertoire.


Discover the Classics, Vol. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Balakirev, a committed nationalist whose music was influenced by Russian traditions, was inspired to write the piece after a trip to the Caucasusas he relates in a letter:. islaemy

Since I interested myself in the vocal music there, I made the acquaintance of a Circassian prince, who frequently came to me and played folk tunes on his instrument, that was something like balakirrev violin.

Balakirev himself indicated in the score that the coda should be played similarly to the Russian Tropakagain a traditional Russian tune.

Many examples of Russian music were inspired by Russia’s nineteenth century conquest of Caucasian territories between the Black and Caspian Seas and the conquest of Turkic kingdoms between the states which are now known as Iran and Afghanistan. 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.

Islamey, Oriental fantasy for piano

Influenced by the Oriental music of the East, Balakirev’s Islamey is a work in three parts. Great Pianists of the 20th Century: Despite some dismissal that the work is merely a showpiece, Islamey has had a lasting impact on piano solo music; Ravel once remarked to a friend that his goal in writing Gaspard de la nuit was to compose a piece that was “more difficult than Balakirev’s Islamey.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henze, August April 09, The piece was also arranged for orchestra by Alfredo Casella shortly before Balakirev’s death. This Romantic melody is transformed into a lively Trepak dance towards the end of the work. Mily Balakirev ‘s work Islamey is supreme among piano works with such a genesis. Balakirev revised the work in Problems playing this file? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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. This resulted in a rise of interest in all forms of arts and literature of these newly incorporated regions, and these people’s musics were quickly imitated in Russian concert music. Alexander Gavrylyuk in Recital. Greatest Russian Composers, Vol. Islamfy two versions are a little off the beaten track of the standard repertoire, yet they are popular when played because of their color balaikrev great vigor.

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ISBN is for January edition. First Recital in the West. Balakirev, considered a virtuoso pianist in his time, once admitted that there were passages in the piece that he “couldn’t manage.

Greatest Russian Composers Box Islaamey. Steinway Legends [Piano Box Edition]. It is divided into three distinct parts, an opening balakirsv introduces the main theme, a middle that introduces an entirely new theme both described in the above quoteand a third which returns to the main theme.

Inone year before Balakirev’s death, the Italian Alfredo Casella introduced his orchestration of the piece, which is suitably dazzling and colorful. Mily Balakirev – Islamey for Chamber Orchestra.