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Duo Piano Extravaganza / Martha Argerich & Friends


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 446557   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyBéla BartókWolfgang Amadeus MozartSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Martha ArgerichStephen KovacevichWilly GoudswaardMichel de Roo,   ... 
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
En blanc et noir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
2.
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Stephen Kovacevich (Piano), Willy Goudswaard (Percussion),
Michel de Roo (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Budapest, Hungary 
3.
Andante and Variations (5) for Piano 4 hands in G major, K 501 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Suite for 2 Pianos no 2, Op. 17 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
5.
Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; Poland 
6.
Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Markus Steckeler (Xylophone), Eduard Brunner (Clarinet), Irena Grafenauer (Flute),
Georg Hörtnagel (Double Bass), Mischa Maisky (Cello), Tabea Zimmermann (Viola),
Isabelle van Keulen (Violin), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Nelson Freire (Piano),
Martha Argerich (Piano), Edith Salmen-Weber (Glockenspiel)
Written: 1886 
7.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
8.
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra, Sz 115 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Jan Pustjens (Percussion), Martha Argerich (Piano), Nelson Freire (Piano),
Jan Labordus (Percussion)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Budapest, Hungary 

Sound Samples

Andante and Five Variations for Piano duet in G, K.501: Thema (Andante)
Andante and Five Variations for Piano duet in G, K.501: Variation 1
Andante and Five Variations for Piano duet in G, K.501: Variation 2
Andante and Five Variations for Piano duet in G, K.501: Variation 3
Andante and Five Variations for Piano duet in G, K.501: Variation 4
Andante and Five Variations for Piano duet in G, K.501: Variation 5
Suite No.2 for 2 Pianos, Op.17: Introduction (Alla marcia)
Suite No.2 for 2 Pianos, Op.17: Waltz (Presto)
Suite No.2 for 2 Pianos, Op.17: Romance (Andantino)
Suite No.2 for 2 Pianos, Op.17: Tarantella (Presto)
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115: Assai lento - Allegro molto
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115: Lento ma non troppo
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115: Allegro ma non troppo
En blanc et noir, L.134 - for 2 pianos: 1. Avec emportement
En blanc et noir - for 2 pianos: 2. Lent. Sombre
En blanc et noir - for 2 pianos: 3. Scherzando
Variations on a theme by Paganini for 2 pianos
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion: Assai lento - Allegro molto
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion: Lento ma non troppo
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion: Allegro non troppo
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Introduction et Marche royale du Lion
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Poules et Coqs
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Hémiones (Animaux véloces)
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Tortues
Le Carnaval des Animaux: L'Eléphant
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Kangourous
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Aquarium
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Personnages ŕ longues oreilles
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Le coucou au fond des bois
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Voličres
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Pianistes
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Fossiles
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Le Cygne
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Finale
La Valse

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