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Bizet-Horowitz Carmen Variations (Read 5720 times)

Offline Orlando_Gibbons

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Bizet-Horowitz Carmen Variations
« on: December 03, 2001, 08:42:14 AM »
O.K, now what's the real deal with this piece?
I know Horowitz kept all his transcriptions away
from publishers while he was alive, but are they
in print now?(Especially the 1962 version performed at his comeback concert...)
I would LOVE to get my hands on this score. Does anyone here play this piece?
If so, could you tell me how to go about obtaining the score?
Thanks,
Orlando Gibbons ;)

Offline martin_s

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Re: Bizet-Horowitz Carmen Variations
«Reply #1 on: December 03, 2001, 04:36:32 PM »
Ah! This is a great piece! I learnt it in the summer and have found it a very useful piece indeed. And fun to play, and not terribly difficult either!

I got my copies from a friend in Sweden and I think he found them on the Internet somewhere. I will try to find out more about that and let you know as soon as possible how you can get your own copy. This is a piece we should play more often, don't you think!?!

I think it says on my score '1968 version' BTW, however, this seems to very accurately ressemble the version Mr. H. himself plays in the live outtake that appears in the TV documentary called something like 'Greatest pianists of the 20st century'.

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Re: Bizet-Horowitz Carmen Variations
«Reply #3 on: December 04, 2001, 11:37:15 AM »
Ah, there we go!
Now, a question to Robert_Henry:

In my copy of the piece, on page two and five (i think), there are three analogous bars. I guess you know what I mean. Left hand plays ompah-ompah and right hand the melody with a counterpart against it. Well anyway, the third of these bars, the bar before the C major section starts, in my score, is the same both times. As in yours?? But Horowitz (and Volodos BTW), on the two recordings of his that I have heard of this piece, adds a couple of notes (three, to be explicit, one quaver on every beat of the bar, F#, G, and F+G, i think) in the tenor (as it were) on the second time, that, combined with a different articulation too, makes quite a bit of a change. Have you noticed this??

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Re: Bizet-Horowitz Carmen Variations
«Reply #4 on: December 11, 2001, 10:17:15 PM »
Thanks so much for the internet Carmen Variations. Although I don't quite have the technique to play it, it is tremendously exciting for me to have this in my music library. I believe I heard Horowitz play it live at least once. Does anyone know if there are there any other Horowitz, Cziffra, or Godowsky scores available on line??

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Re: Bizet-Horowitz Carmen Variations
«Reply #5 on: March 23, 2003, 11:55:25 AM »
Thanks Robert  ;)

I know this post is old but is this piece published?
If so, which publisher?
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