WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Poulenc, Milhaud, Bartók: Concertos For Two Pianos


Release Date: 05/08/2007 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9224   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla BartókFrancis PoulencDarius Milhaud
Performer:  Susan GraceJohn KinzieAlice RybakDavid Colson,   ... 
Conductor:  Scott Yoo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro ManiColorado Summer Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $19.98
CD:  $16.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

"I had forgotten how eclectically buoyant is Poulenc's Concerto for 2 Pianos (1932)...Stravinsky and French cabaret style merge in an alternately percussive and lyrical color mix, tinted by echoes of the Balinese gamelan and the arioso of Massenet. Witty and pungent, the concerto allows Quattro Mani (Four Hands) any number of brisk frolics through Poulenc's airy, pentatonic, musical boulevards...It's all very charming, idiomatic Poulenc, the ensemble under maestro Yoo generously endowed with vivid colors.
Darius Milhaud's imaginative Second Concerto (1961) clearly takes its cue from Bartok's 1937 Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion...the piece exudes an oriental exoticism fused with Parisian experimentalism on the order of Edgard
Read more Varese. Tinkling colors drip from the skies. This is Alice in Wonderland music..."

-- Gary Lemco, Audiophile Audition
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz 115 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Susan Grace (Piano), John Kinzie (Percussion), Alice Rybak (Piano),
David Colson (Percussion)
Conductor:  Scott Yoo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani,  Colorado Summer Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Budapest, Hungary 
2.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Susan Grace (Piano), Alice Rybak (Piano)
Conductor:  Scott Yoo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani,  Colorado Summer Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
3.
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Op. 394 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Alice Rybak (Piano), John Kinzie (Percussion), David Colson (Percussion),
Peter Cooper (Percussion), Michael Tetreault (Percussion), Susan Grace (Piano)
Conductor:  Scott Yoo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani,  Colorado Summer Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In