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Grainger: Folk Inspired Works For Duo Piano / Bilder Duo

Grainger / Weichert / Rave
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 633   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The essence of Percy Grainger’s music is most evident in his piano pieces. He took ownership of traditional and popular influences, rejecting outdated conventions to create works of ingenious variation, textures and moods. Grainger’s sparkling genius can be heard throughout, ranging from the fantastically popular Country Gardensto the elaborate Fantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess’. The essence of Percy Grainger’s music is most evident in his piano pieces. He took ownership of traditional and popular influences, rejecting outdated conventions to create works of ingenious variation, textures and moods. Grainger’s sparkling genius can be heard throughout, ranging from the fantastically popular Country Gardensto the elaborate Fantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess’. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Spoon River by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Shepherd's Hey by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Molly on the Shore for Piano 4 Hands by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
4.
Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; USA 
5.
Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow "Faeroe Island Dance" by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Harvest Hymn by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
7.
Room Music Tit Bits: Handel in the Strand by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Fantasy on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Country Gardens by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10.
As Sally Sat A-Weeping by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilder Duo

Sound Samples

Handel in the Strand, "Clog Dance" (version for 2 pianos)
Molly on the Shore, "An Irish Reel" (version for 2 pianos)
Shepherd's Hey (version for 2 pianos)
Harvest Hymn, "Harvest Time in Sweden" (version for piano 4 hands)
Country Gardens (version for piano 4 hands)
Song from the Faroer Islands: Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow
Spoon River (version for 2 pianos)
As Sally Sat A-Weeping (version for 2 pianos)
Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos): I. Lisbon
Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos): II. Horkstow Grange
Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos): III. Rufford Park Poachers
Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos): IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos): V. Lord Melbourne
Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos): VI. The Lost Lady Found
Fantasy on George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

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