Four Hands Archive
Russian Piano Music for Four Hands = GLINKA: Kamarinskaya; Valse-Fantasie in B Minor; Capriccio on Russian Themes; Trot de Cavalerie Nos. 1-2; Polka Initiale in B-flat Major; TCHAIKOVSKY: 50 Russian Folk Songs – Cyprien Katsaris & Alexander Ghindin, piano – Piano 21
The spirit of Russian music is well served in this four hand collection of Glinka and Tchaikovsky.
Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from Lugano 2014 = MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20; BEETHOVEN: Variations in E-flat Major; MILHAUD: La Creation du Monde; MENDELSSOHN (arr. Busoni): Symphony No. 1 in c minor; BORODIN: Piano Quintet in c minor; BRIDGE: Cello Sonata in d minor; POULENC: Piano Sonata; Cello Sonata; SCRIABIN: Fantasy in a minor; WEINBERG: Violin Sonata No. 5 – Martha Argerich, piano/Gidon Kremer, v./ Mischa Maisky, cello/ assisting artists/ Orch. della Svizzera Italiana/ Jacek Kaspszyk – Warner Classics (3 CDs)
Some ten days of music-making at Lugano 2014 have their founder Martha Argerich and her musical friends in top form.
ALKAN: Huits Prieres for Solo Piano; Neuf Preludes for Piano, Four Hands; Benediction Pedal Piano or Piano 3 Hands – Vincenzo Maltempo & Emanuele Delucchi, pianos – Toccata Classics
For the collector of rare keyboard repertory, this Alkan disc provides powerful and original materials.
DELIUS: Orchestral Music Arranged for Two Pianos, Vol. 2 – Paris, the Song of a Great City; Eventyr; Fantastic Dance; Summer Night on the River; Song of the High Hills – Simon Callaghan & Hiroaki Takenouchi – Somm Celeste
The second volume of fascinating two-piano transcriptions of Delius orchestral works.
CHABRIER: Integrale pour Piano 2 et 4 Mains – Bruno Canino & Bertrand Giraud, pianos – Anima (2 CDs)
One of the more delectable of keyboard collections of 2013, we have here music by a true original of the keyboard. [A second and more detailed opinion on this already-reviewed CD.]
A fine debut release for a new label….
ALEXANDRE PIERRE FRANÇOIS BOËLY: Sonata in F minor for Piano Four Hands, Op. 17; Duo for Piano Four Hands, Op. 4; Quartet-Sonata for Piano Four Hands; Larghetto con moto (second version of Duo, Op. 4, second movement) – Laurent Martin and Betty Ho
The performances by Laurent Martin and Betty Hovette, playing on what sounds like a very grand Steinway piano, are infectious.