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This Is The World / CanAm Piano Duo

Maslanka / Larsen / Canam Piano Duo / Lutoslawski
Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1363  
Composer:  David MaslankaLibby LarsenWitold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Lance DregeDavid Steffens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canam Piano Duo

Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Karen Beres and Christopher Hahn, members of the CanAm Piano Duo, have been presenting innovative programs of duet and two-piano repertoire since 2002. They received the silver medal at the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston and a distinguished ranking at the 2009 IBLA Grand Prize competition in Ragusa, Italy. As avid proponents of contemporary music, Beres and Hahn perform a varied repertoire of new works and masterpieces of the 20th century. Karen Beres is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Christopher Hahn serves on the faculty at the University of Montana. The program chosen for this recording includes a world premiere of David Maslanka's This Is The World; Libby Read more Larsen's Gavel Patter based on American auctioneering patter and concludes with Lutoslawski's Paganini Variations in an arrangement for two pianos with added percussion parts. - Albany Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1. This Is The World by David Maslanka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canam Piano Duo
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: USA 
2. Gavel Patter by Libby Larsen
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: USA 
3. Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Lance Drege (Percussion), David Steffens (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canam Piano Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Poland 

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