STRAVINSKY: Music for Two Pianos

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1 Con moto (Concerto for 2 Pianos) 4:11 $1.49 Buy
2 Notturno (Concerto for 2 Pianos) 1:39 $1.49 Buy
3 Quattro variazioni: Variation 1 (Concerto for 2 Pianos) 0:40 $1.49 Buy
4 Variation 2 (Concerto for 2 Pianos) 0:38 $1.49 Buy
5 Variation 3 (Concerto for 2 Pianos) 0:57 $1.49 Buy
6 Variation 4 (Concerto for 2 Pianos) 0:44 $1.49 Buy
7 Preludio e Fuga (Concerto for 2 Pianos) 1:54 $1.49 Buy
8 Moderato (Sonata for 2 Pianos) 5:52 $1.49 Buy
9 Theme with Variations (Sonata for 2 Pianos) 5:28 $1.49 Buy
10 Variation 1 (Sonata for 2 Pianos) 1:16 $1.49 Buy
11 Variation 2 (Sonata for 2 Pianos) 1:04 $1.49 Buy
12 Variation 3 (Sonata for 2 Pianos) 1:31 $1.49 Buy
13 Variation 4 (Sonata for 2 Pianos) 1:22 $1.49 Buy
14 Allegretto (Sonata for 2 Pianos) 4:31 $1.49 Buy
15 Part I THE ADORATION OF THE EARTH: Introduction (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version 3:20 $1.49 Buy
16 Part I: Auguries of Spring (Dances of the Young Girls) (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) ( 2:58 $1.49 Buy
17 Part I: Ritual of Abduction (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 hands)) 1:17 $1.49 Buy
18 Part I: Spring Rounds (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 hands)) 3:26 $1.49 Buy
19 Part I: Games of the Rival Tribes (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 h 1:50 $1.49 Buy
20 Part I: Procession of the Wise Elder (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 0:42 $1.49 Buy
21 Part I: The Sage (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 hands)) 0:25 $1.49 Buy
22 Part I: Dance of the Earth (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 hands)) 1:14 $1.49 Buy
23 Part II THE SACRIFICE: Introduction (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 4:52 $1.49 Buy
24 Part II: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for 2:51 $1.49 Buy
25 Part II: Glorification of the Chosen One (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for pi 1:32 $1.49 Buy
26 Part II: Evocation of the Ancestors (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 0:46 $1.49 Buy
27 Part II: Ritual Action of the Ancestors (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for pia 3:42 $1.49 Buy
28 Part II: Sacrificial Dance (Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (version for piano 4 hands)) 4:34 $1.49 Buy

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Stravinsky composed his music at the keyboard, often struggling to play his own complex rhythms. It is not surprising therefore that many of his symphonic works also exist in his own piano versions, such as the four hand transcription of his ballet, The Rite of Spring. It is a pianistic tour de force, the players often having to interweave fingers, hands and arms to meet the composers tremendous demands of virtuosity.

The work has for many years formed part of the standard repertoire of Benjamin Frith and Peter Hill. They have played it throughout England to astonished audiences, and have broadcast this (and the other two works on this disc) on BBC Radio 3.

The performance is staggeringly brilliant, superbly recorded in St Silas Church, London on a wonderful Bosendorfer Imperial Grand.

The duo are now recording exclusively for Naxos, Peter Hill will be recording the complete music by Stravinsky for two hands at sessions this summer.

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