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Topic: Virtuoso Fantasy  (Read 1504 times)

Offline Ed Marlo

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Virtuoso Fantasy
on: January 23, 2005, 07:17:38 PM
Played by Horowitz, it is based upon Bizet's Carmen.  It is available from iTunes music store, on the Welte Mignon piano rolls CD1.  Quick question is, has anyone here learnt this?  Is the sheet music for it even available?

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Offline Motrax

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Re: Virtuoso Fantasy
Reply #1 on: January 23, 2005, 07:42:50 PM
I know the sheet music exists - there are a number of non-Horowitz pianists who play it. It appears to be on the gaming force forums here:

https://www.gamingforce.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48704

(Scroll down a bit, or search for "carmen" and you'll find the link) But I don't have an account there so I can't say for sure.

There's also a copy of the sheetmusic on Ebay, but it's 40 dollars.
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=618&item=4068247962&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

For a final word, you can always email the International Piano Archives.
https://www.lib.umd.edu/PAL/IPAM/IPAMcontact.html
The curator of the archives knows just about everything there is to know concerning piano recordings, sheet music, and the like, so emailing him is your best bet for finding out if some sheet music or recording exists.

"I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play." --  Artur Schnabel, after being asked for the secret of piano playing.

Offline Ed Marlo

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Re: Virtuoso Fantasy
Reply #2 on: January 23, 2005, 10:41:05 PM
Ah, thanks very much.  I'll follow those links up tomorrow..

Cheers.
 

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