My composition, from a concert in August. I have a recording of this on a better piano, but somehow I prefer this one and think the more brittle piano sound suits it. It's originally an improvisation, albeit one from which I've culled the more incoherent parts. I'll write it out when I have a week where I'm feeling particularly masochistic.
I do hesitate to upload this, as it's far from a completely serious piece probably not to all tastes, with gratuitous quasi-Liszt octave passages and some rather (deliberately) kitschy bad Rachmaninov impersonations. It's supposed to make you smile
However, I needed some fireworks to finish a programme: it's always gratifying when your audience "bravos" during, as opposed to after, the last chord..
A little background: I love the Liszt paraphrase which is mostly on the same material, but it's very difficult and as for the recording by Earl Wild.. I couldn't play like that in a million years.Wright - Paraphrase on Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable