Wilhelm Ganz: Qui Vive

Books | Piano Duet

Publisher: Braydeston Press
Composer: Wilhelm Ganz
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Wilhelm Ganz (1833-1914) was a German musician who escaped from the continent in 1848 and spent the rest of his life in London. As a violinist and conductor, he worked alongside Berlioz and Wagner, and held a singing professorship at the Guildhall School of Music. Despite being well-regarded in his lifetime, his compositional work has largely fallen into obscurity over the last century.

Ganz’s Op.12 is Qui Vive (c.1860-70): inspired by the Galop, a lively country dance, but intended for concert performance. It is scored for a Piano Duet, and keeps the pianists entertained by modulating several times through closely linked keys, based around Eb Major.

No of pages: 16
Language: English
Catalogue No: BP056

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      Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
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      This is a great duet that I have played for years with various members of my family.
      Nothing to complain about.
      Confirmed purchase: 22 June 2018
      Published on: 06 July 2018
      10 out of 10


      Bicester GB Singer, songwriter, entertainer, music-lover
      For a few quid, I've had more pleasure out of learning and playing this piece than I could ever have imagined! A delight, and not terribly difficult.
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      Confirmed purchase: 19 February 2016
      Published on: 04 March 2016
      8 out of 10


      Excellent to be able to source this duet.
      A little difficult to read some of the notes.
      Confirmed purchase: 03 April 2014
      Published on: 25 June 2014

      Musicroom Reviews

      A great piece recommended by my mother who played it with her mother. Very orchestral writing - a little like a grand opera overture - and even though neither of us are particularly accomplished players, we can still enjoy playing this.
      Anonymous - (Surrey, United Kingdom)
      This piece is an all time childhood favourite in my family and this music arrived in perfect condition and in good time. It allowed us to re-learn this amazing piano duet and have a lot fun playing it.
      Anonymous - (York, United Kingdom)

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