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the Jester's Waltz

(a farcical parody for Solo Piano)
Richard Altenbach, ASCAP /arr. Richard Altenbach, ASCAP - Bachiosaurus Studios

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the Jester's Waltz

(a farcical parody for Solo Piano)
Richard Altenbach, ASCAP /arr. Richard Altenbach, ASCAP - Bachiosaurus Studios
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Being of Viennese extraction, Richard has always had a soft spot for the beauty and elegance of the waltz. But this is not that!
Rather than a reverential bow to Johann Strauss, “the Jester’s Waltz” owes more to the influence of Erik Satie, Cirque du Soleil, and the court jester from Edgar Allan Poe’s story, “Hop-Frog”. Richard’s farcical parody of the once-venerable dance form has been called “playful, hilarious, manic, fiendishly fast”…all of which bodes well to be entrusted to the sleight of hand mastery of a willing virtuoso pianist!

* “The Jester’s Waltz” won 2nd Prize in the XVII International Golden Key Piano Composition Competition held in Vienna!
Judges' Notification:

“Dear Mr. Altenbach,

Please accept our sincere congratulations on your exceptional performance at the XVII Golden Key Piano Composition Competition. You have competed among 104 participants from
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, The United States and awarded Second Degree Diploma in National Professional Category.

Your composition (The Jester’s Waltz) has been recommended for the program of the World Composers Recital at the Golden Key Music Festival in Vienna, on July 31, 2024, where the Diploma and Winner's Medal will be awarded to you on the stage of Vienna’s historic Ehrbar Hall during the Award Ceremony.”

** Richard’s piece also received Honorable Mention (only American awarded) in a recent
Opus Dissonus Competition. World-renowned pianist, Artur Cimirro, will be recording the work and performing it on recital programs in order to disseminate the piece internationally.

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