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Dances for Piano and Orchestra ()

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composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, Carl Maria von Weber, Charles Wakefield Cadman, Frédéric Chopin, Gabriel Pierné, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Ricardo Castro

American pianist Joel Fan, a veteran of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, seems to have inherited his mentor's flair for unusual programming, and he has parlayed that into a commercially successful series of recordings on San Francisco's Reference Recordings label. Here he does it again, and so well that one will almost wish a pianist with a bit more flamboyance would take up a similar program. All the works on the album are single-movement dance pieces for piano and orchestra, an almost-forgotten Romantic genre, and without ...

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  1. Fantaisie-Ballet, for piano & orchestra in B flat major, Op. 6
  2. Vals Capricho, for piano (or piano & orchestra), Op. 1
  3. Rondo à la krakowiak for piano & orchestra in F major, Op. 14, CT. 194
  4. Wedding Cake, caprice-valse for piano & strings in A flat major, Op. 76
  5. Polacca brillante for piano ("L'Hilarité"), J. 268 (Op. 72)
  6. Grande Tarantelle, for piano & orchestra, Op. 67, D. 66 (RO 259)
  7. Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras, fantasy for piano & orchestra
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Dances for Piano and Orchestra
2014, Reference Recordings

UPC: 030911113421

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