Climax, more or less – e flat or e in Islamey?
Mily Balakirev’s showpiece Islamey, already certified, so to speak, as unplayable by the dedicatee Nikolai Rubinstein, is also still today amongst piano virtuosi’s most brilliant warhorses. Yet, it is just at the furious climax of the piece, singularly marked fff (in m. 314), that doubts arise about how to interpret the music text … More »
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