Two pianos and more
Live from Wigmore Hall, four leading performers on piano and percussion play Bartók's unique Sonata, plus the two-piano scoring of Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole. With Fiona Talkington.
Four leading performers on piano and percussion assemble for Bartók’s great Sonata for this unusual combination, a work of uniquely haunting sonorities written in 1937 in which the two percussionists share seven instruments between them. Before that, the two-piano version of Ravel's Spanish Rhapsody which he wrote over the best part of a decade and later orchestrated as the version best-known today. Live from Wigmore Hall, London, presented by Fiona Talkington.
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Britten: 2 Lullabies
Béla Bartók: Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion, BB115
Pavel Kolesnikov & Samson Tsoy (pianos)
Colin Currie & Sam Walton (percussion)