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Quattro Mani: Re-Structures / Beck, Grace


Release Date: 12/01/2017 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9496  
Composer:  Paul LanskyPoul RudersTod MachoverGyörgy Kurtág,   ... 
Performer:  Steven BeckSusan GraceAndy StevensSergei Vassiliev
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Quattro Mani's latest release has the intrepid duo playing a far-ranging selection of new compositions. The Hungarian Kurtág's microtonal pianos, The Danish Ruders's virtuosic harpsichord & piano writing, and Tod Machover's Boulez tribute give the album an international flavor that even includes Tango by way of Israeli composer Ofer Ben-Amots. In 2013, NY pianist Steven Beck joined forces with Colorado College Artist in Residence Susan Grace to reform Quattro Mani after the retirement of Alice Rybak. Their first performance was Paul Lansky's Shapeshifters and Fitkin’s Circuit with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Such was the chemistry on that occasion, The Austin Chronicle named the Austin Symphony Orchestra with Quattro Mani as Read more one of the Top 10 Classical Treasures of 2013. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Out of the Blue by Paul Lansky
Performer:  Steven Beck (Piano), Susan Grace (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Cembal d'Amore, Second Book by Poul Ruders
Performer:  Steven Beck (Harpsichord), Susan Grace (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Denmark 
3.
Re-Structures by Tod Machover
Performer:  Steven Beck (Piano), Susan Grace (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Életút Lebenslauf, Op. 32 by György Kurtág
Performer:  Andy Stevens (Basset Horn), Steven Beck (Piano), Susan Grace (Piano),
Sergei Vassiliev (Basset Horns)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Hungary 
5.
Tango for the Road by Ofer Ben-Amots
Performer:  Steven Beck (Piano), Susan Grace (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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