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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)

28 days left to listen

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie Espagnol

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov. Performer: Samson Tsoy.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Two Lullabies

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov. Performer: Samson Tsoy.
  • Béla Bartók

    Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov. Performer: Colin Currie.

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