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Bela Bartok – Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110, BB 115 (1937) [Score-Video]

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 3, 2018

 

 

Published on May 31, 2018
Bela Bartok – Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110, BB 115 (1937) Sir Georg Solti & Murray Perahia, pianos Dame Evelyn Glennie and David Corkhill, percussionSupport this YouTube Channel: https://www.patreon.com/georgengianop…

 

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Béla Bartók – Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, Orchestra

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 21, 2018

 

Published on Sep 16, 2015

– Composer: Béla Viktor János Bartók (25 March 1881 — 26 September 1945) – Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Conductor: David Zinman – Soloists: Nelson Freire and Martha Argerich (pianos), Jan Labordus and Jan Pustjens (percussion) – Year of recording: 1985 Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz. 115, BB 121, written in 1940. 00:00 – I. Assai lento – Allegro molto 13:31 – II. Lento, ma non troppo 20:45 – III. Allegro non troppo The composition date given in the headnote is slightly misleading: yes, Bartók produced this effort in 1940, but it is an arrangement of the 1937 Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion. While for some time the chamber version may have been the preferred one, especially among critics, the orchestral rendition eventually became the more popular choice in concert halls and the recording studio. Bartók had originally conceived the work for solo piano and percussion, but felt a second keyboard would supply sufficient sonic heft to provide the proper instrumental balances. Largely because of the work’s success at its debut on 16 January 1938, the composer decided to arrange it for orchestra, changing relatively small portions of the piano and percussion scoring. – The first movement opens mysteriously (Assai lento), the pianos introducing the cryptic, terse main theme, or motif. As the music builds via intervallic accumulation, there are explosions from the percussion, and after an imaginative march-like episode on the pianos the tempo changes to Allegro molto. The colors brighten here and a brilliant, rhythmic theme, growing from the opening motif, is given by the pianos, later to be played colorfully by the xylophone. A second theme of less-aggressive character appears, and there follows an imaginative and complex development section. In the latter part of the first movement a brilliant fugue is given, wherein the piano writing is quite virtuosic, hands going in opposite directions on the keyboards, notes filling the air with tension and momentum. A dramatic coda, itself roiling in tension, closes the movement with emphatic resolution. – The second movement is an elegy whose mesmerizing music, marked Lento ma non troppo, recalls the middle movement of the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1 from 1926 (uploaded on this channel), also a percussion-laden affair. The middle section here breaks from the elegiac mood of the opening and closing with agitated music, offering fine contrast to the nostalgic main theme. – The third movement is a rondo, marked Allegro non troppo, that features two quite memorable themes. The first has an arched contour, rising and descending jovially on the keyboard, while the next one is presented emphatically by the xylophone, sounding humorous and intentionally stiff in its march-like manner. There is a brilliant but terse development of the main theme in a fugato episode, and the work ends with a subdued coda. This concerto has attained a measure of popularity, but still remains largely on the fringes of the repertory, owing in part to the two-piano scoring. Relatively few virtuosos from any period devote their time to works like this unfortunately; this superlative performance by Freire and Argerich is one of the few.

 

 

IGOR STRAVINSKY – The Rite of Spring – Two-piano arrangement by composer

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2018

 

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (Two-piano arrangement by composer) Part I : Adoration of the Earth Part II : The Sacrifice (15:02) Yeol Eum Son, Da Sol Kim 손열음, 김다솔 Pianos

Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on March 6, 2017

Martha Argerich and Cristina Marton, pianos.

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Brahms Sonata f-moll for two pianos – Anastasia & Lubov Gromoglasova

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 26, 2016

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Anderson & Roe Piano Duo – Contrapunctus IX from The Art of Fugue | BACH

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 21, 2016

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Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on December 16, 2015
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Brahms Waltzes for Two Pianos, op.39 – Anastasia Gromoglasova, Lubov Gromoglasova

Posted in Musical Forms by Higher Density Blog on April 7, 2015
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The Awakening – Frank Tedesco, Zach Heyde

Posted in 2 Pianos, Composers by Higher Density Blog on February 23, 2015

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Brahms – Hungarian Dances – 2 Pianos

Posted in 2 Pianos, Brahms by Higher Density Blog on August 17, 2014

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J. Brahms – Hungarian dances for two pianos

Posted in Brahms, Composers, Music, Piano by Higher Density Blog on April 25, 2014

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J. Brahms. Hungarian dances for two pianos

A.Seredenko (piano), Pavel Kachnov (piano)
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Anderson and Roe – 2 Pianos – Igor Stravinky – Rite Of Spring (Complete)

Posted in Classical, Composer, Music, Performance, Performance Skills, Pianist, Stravinsky by Higher Density Blog on October 28, 2013

NOTE: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is a monumental creation of the 20th Century.  It is a Ballet (Choreographed by Diaghilev). It is usually heard as an orchestral suite. However, Stravinsky did write a version for piano 4-hands.  Anderson and Roe have tackled this Epic composition about ancient, primal, earthy rituals. A couple of scenes are graphic.  Anderson and Roe are great pianists, with a flair for the dramatic, plus a great sense of humor.  Kudos to both o them in this monumental masterpiece.

SIDE  NOTE:  These videos would be great for Halloween.

Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe present:
Igor Stravinsky’s RITE OF SPRING – Episode 1 of 10
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Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos – Anderson & Roe

Posted in Mozart, Music by Higher Density Blog on September 14, 2013

Canto Ostinato – Simeon ten Holt – 3 Pianos

Posted in Ostinato by Higher Density Blog on September 1, 2013

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Bekijk ook de volledige versie voor 2 piano’s en 2 marimba’s
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Eindhoven, 2 april 2011. Uitvoering van Simeon ten Holts Canto Ostinato door vier pianisten: Elizabeth Bergmann, Marcel Bergmann, Sandra van Veen en Jeroen van Veen. Tijdens het concert worden luchtfoto’s van de Nederlandse fotograaf Karel Tomeï geprojecteerd.

Star Wars | “Cantina Band” | Ragtime Piano Duet | Martin Spitznagel & Bryan Wright

Posted in Performance, Ragtime by Higher Density Blog on August 20, 2013

Chick Corea & Hiromi Uehara – Concierto De Aranjuez: Spain

Posted in 2 Pianos, Improvisation, Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Artists, Performance, Spain by Higher Density Blog on June 22, 2013

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Recorded Live at The Blue Note Jazz Club, Tokyo, September, 2007. From the album ”Chick & Hiromi – Duet” (2008).

Fantasy for Two Pianos and Orchestra – Tom Jobim / Rodrigo Morte

Posted in Classical, Orchestra, Performance, Piano by Higher Density Blog on May 16, 2013

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Full concert recorded on December 4th (2011), Leuven, Belgium – Brussels Philharmonic. Fábio Caramuru / Alexander Gurning (pianos). Ernst van Tiel (conductor). “Fantasy for two pianos and Orchestra on Tom Jobim’s Themes” – composed by Rodrigo Morte

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