This virtuosic work commences very much in the spirit of the introduction to Franz Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1, exhibiting a boisterous sensibility that is buttressed by substantial technical demands. Chock-a-block chords, extended runs, and swift octave passages mark the work as one of the most physically taxing in the repertory. Two interpolated cadenzas have been included for use at the performer’s discretion. A 4.3-octave marimba is required. (Advanced)
Valse Espagnol, Op. 1 – Recorded live in Chih-Shan Hall, Kaohsiung on July 17th, 2012.