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Alexander Zlatkovski

Greensleeves for the left hand alone

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This is the piano arrangement of "Greensleeves" for the left hand alone. I created this arrangement as a challenge to myself, after working on Scriabin's prelude for the left hand.

A contemporary one-armed pianist said in an interview that his goal is to create the illusion that there are two hands playing. That was one of my goals too: to develop a rich texture and a full sound, resemblant of normal two-handed playing. I had a more important goal, though: not just to demonstrate a trick but to present a work of art, to show the beauty and harmony of this music, unhindered by the self-imposed limits of playing with only 5 digits. I hope I succeeded...

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~ Pianist Alexander Zlatkovski

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Alexander Zlatkovski is an Alaskan pianist, born in Russia. His repertoire includes classical pieces, waltzes of all sorts -- from Tchaikovsky to Chopin to Strauss -- as well as his own arrangements of Russian, Italian, Jewish, and French songs. For information on weddings and other events, visit http://www.AlaskanPianist.com. For more information about Alexander's concerts and his unique "Tales from the Keyboard" series, or to buy CDs or MP3s by Alexander Zlatkovski visit http://www.TalesFromTheKeyb.... Show less
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