More Classical Highlights , a follow-up to Classical Highlights , brings together a collection of classical theme arrangements covering a period of three centuries, from the 17th to the 19th century. The various instrumental parts are easy and enjoyable to play, but the arrangements remain true to the original compositions.
Baroque music is represented by two works that are always appreciated. Of all the compositions of the seventeenth century, the famous Canon Pachelbel is perhaps the one we hear most often. Its power lies in a simple bass line of eight notes over which develops the pattern of the barrel itself. Rejoice , from Music for the Royal Fireworks , is a very playful piece by the baroque Anglo-German composer Handel.
The classical style of the eighteenth century is included in the form of an elegant minuet by Boccherini, an Italian composer who has written a quantity of chamber music.
The nineteenth century is evoked by three famous works. The dynamic Military March No. 1 , by the Austrian composer Schubert, is from the Three Military Marches for Piano Four Hands. The Cancan of Orpheus in Hell is the most famous works of Offenbach, famous for its operettas. This furious dance is followed by Largo , an admirable theme of the second movement of the New World Symphony by Czech composer Dvorák.
In summary: six arrangements varied, stimulating and perfect to be interpreted in concert!