Feel like bustin' a move for Halloween?? Be careful who you dance with!! (Ask Henri Cazalis) Zig, zig, zig.......
A spectacular piano duo! Check out Anderson and Roe for so, so many videos and scores (I have recommended before many times!); this Halloween, let's delve into Greg Anderson's marvelous arrangements of Camille Saint-Saens' "Danse Macabre"! Saint-Saens wrote Danse M, one of his four tone poems for orchestra, in 1874, and it is his most frequently performed work. It was originally adapted from one of his songs for voice and piano, set to a verse by the French poet Henri Cazalis based on an old French superstition in which Death appears at midnight each year on Halloween. Death calls for the dead to arise from their graves and dance as he plays fiddle. Greg Anderson has arranged in several ways: a version you may listen to on their website (anderson & roe piano duo)- and I highly recommend checking this out; it's the one that I played a bit of at your lesson - for two pianos, violin, and percussion. Also for two pianos that you may listen to in this arrangement. But for five pianos (!), listen to the Five Browns play it! Any version is a bone-rattler........aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!