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Recommended by Dance Teacher magazine, My Turn is an intensely romantic collection of 27 selections for ballet barre and center, all expertly served up by the pianist in his own special style.  This exceptional 78-minute CD (SR-2008) is Gallestegui's seventh recording for ballet class. Here,Gallestegui reachesfar and wide for 
selections that reveal the rich tradition of classical music, but venture far beyond  standard ballet fare. 

His varied choices include music by Bizet, Paganini, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikosvsky, along with six new compositions by the pianist himself. A sensuous arrangement of Khachaturian's Violin Concerto serves as music for rond de jambe, while a haunting Basque melody is one of three choices for plié. Some of Gallastegui's lesser-known and most exuberant choices - Paraguayan composer Digno Garcia's Cascada (for center tendu) and Henry Wienianski's Tarantella (for the diagonal) -- virtually defy any dancer to stand still. 

Available on compact disc. For a complete list of musical recordings on My Turn (Adobe PDF version), please click here. To purchase MP3s or the complete album, click below:
My Turn

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Josu Gallastegui is widely viewed as one of the country's leading ballet pianists, known for the excitement, imagination, and impeccable musical judgment he brings to class. Born in Bilbao, in the Basque Region of Spain, Gallastegui has won the acclaim of teachers and performers throughout the dance world.  >> Read more

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Josu Gallastegui: My Turn: 27 Piano Selections for Ballet Barre and Center