Intrigueing piece this one, not typical of the composer, it reminded me rather of Ornstein. I like it better than the usual 'pretty' Bortkiewicz pieces. Well played, too. It could maybe have a bit more diablerie, but a fine effort all the same.
Ok, thanks for listening. I'll ask the devil to come sit next to me on the piano bench next time I want to play this.
Maybe that will help....
If you're looking for some really lyrical pieces of Bortkiewicz, for starters check out the Lamentations & Consolations, Op. 17. I'd suggest No. 4, as you'd really love the piece, I'm sure.
Oh good - that's great, David - I'm printing out the music right now as I type this. Thank you very much - I love looking at something new to me!