Fantaisie, No 1, Op2
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Also available: Bolero, Op 11 No 2; Pastorale, Op 11 No 3; Air Varie, Op 11 No 4; Introduction and Tarantelle, Op 11 No 5; Petite Fantaisie Poetique Op 11 No 6
These 6 little pieces are wonderful. Each one has it's own individual character, ranging from happy themes and variations (No 1 Fantaisie and No 4 Air Varie) to a spinning Tarantelle (No 5) and the slow Barcarolle in the Petite Fantaisie Poetique (No 6). They are much more approachable in terms of technique than is usual with Demersseman although the style and harmonic content are unmistakable. The piano parts are straightforward as well so that the whole package is very user-friendly. My particular favourite is the Pastorale (No 4) which has a cheeky theme juxtaposed with some lyrical semiquavers - delightful!