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Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 8: Music for 2 Pianos / Quattro Mani


Release Date: 04/05/2019 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9516  
Composer:  Stefan Wolpe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stefan Wolpe’s escape from Nazi Germany was fraught with uncertainty and danger. During the months following Hitler’s rise to power Wolpe went into hiding, while completing one of his most compelling works- the March and Variations (1932-33), a work of Beethovenian power, scored for two pianos. The piece was largely been forgotten until Quattro Mani’s revival of it, and their sensational premiere recording on Bridge's Music of Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 8. Wolpe’s ballet score, The Man from Midian (1942) a work based on the Old Testament, is centered around the story of Moses, and is the other major work on this release. The virtuoso piano duo team, Quattro Mani (Susan Grace & Steven Beck), has worked with many of today’s leading composers, and Read more is devoted to the expansion of the repertoire for duo piano. QM’s new Wolpe release is the duo’s 14th album for Bridge Records. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Man from Midian by Stefan Wolpe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
2.
Studies (4) on Basic Rows, Op. 23: no 4, Passacaglia by Stefan Wolpe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Marsch und Variationen, for piano, 4 hands, C. 52, Op. 21 by Stefan Wolpe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Period: Modern 
Written: 1932-1933 
4.
Studies (4) on Basic Rows, Op. 23: no 3, Presto furioso by Stefan Wolpe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani

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