Dakota Pianist Eugene Gienger says Horowitz arrangement requires three hands
Dakota Digest - 08/22/2012
By Victoria Wicks
The United States of America’s National March, “Stars and Stripes Forever,” is typically heard played by a marching band or orchestra. But in 1944, Vladimir Horowitz created an ambitious arrangement for piano. On Sunday, August 26, concert pianist Eugene Gienger, now living in Custer, will perform this piece in Wessington Springs at the 1905 Opera House. As SDPB’s Victoria Wicks learns, a pianist really should have three hands, or even four, to play Horowitz’s arrangement.
Gienger performs in the 1905 Opera House at Wessington Springs at 2 p.m. For tickets or for more information, call 605-539-1305 or 539-1019. Reserve advance tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students of any age. At the door, tickets are $8.
Photograph of Eugene Gienger by Edgar Matuska, Rapid City.
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