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Format: CD
Label: NAXOS
Rel. Date: 09/10/2021
UPC: 747313909971

Romantic Piano Fantasies
Artist: Czerny / Wang / Gingher
Format: CD

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Carl Czerny's instructional exercises may be his lasting legacy but there remain numerous largely forgotten pieces that reveal important elements of his compositional range. The four Romantic Fantasies named after Sir Walter Scott's famous Waverley novels are piano duets of epic breadth. In them Czerny ingeniously develops popular Scottish melodies, including the use of the 'Scotch snap', to generate a vivid programmatic quality that explores numerous genres. Scherzos, fugal passages, chorales and marches are all featured, and raise the music - full of beauty, virtuosity and unpredictability - to orchestral proportions.