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2 Pianos, 16 Hands

Aug 26, 2012



This is cool.Eight pianists playing on only two pianos.The tone is silly and funny and at the same time quite impressive.

Featuring all seven previous winners of the Dublin International Piano Competition in a once-off performance.

PHILIPPE CASSARD (1988),
PAVEL NERSESSIAN (1991),
DAVIDE FRANCESCHETTI (1994),
MAX LEVINSON (1997),
ALEXEI NABIOULIN (2000),
ANTTI SIIRALA (2003),
ROMAIN DESCHARMES (2006)
and featuring
JOHN O'CONOR (Artistic Director)



ALBERT LAVIGNAC (1846-1916)
Galop Marche

Lavinac was a Parisian and a distinguished music scholar. He was a pupil at the Paris Conservatory and taught there for many years. He wrote many essays on theory and his "La Musique et les Musiciens", a treatise on musical theory including a famous comparison between keys and their emotional colours (B major "energetic", E minor "sad, agitated" and the like), was in print throughout his lifetime and for many years later. He also wrote an important early treatise on Wagner. He was a minor composer and only his Galop Marche is heard much today. Originally for two pianos and four hands, it expands delightfully into tonight formidable octet of instruments and our eighty digits.
 

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