Crawford-Phillips and Moore Piano Duo
Percussion: Marney O’Sullivan and Chris Bradley
The scandal of the 1913 Ballets Russes’ premiere of The Rite of Spring has become part of the folklore of modernism. With a rhythmic innovation rarely matched since, in Stravinsky’s words this was ‘the violent Russian spring that seemed to begin in an hour and was like the whole Earth cracking.’
The Rite of Spring is performed in Stravinsky’s own show-stopping arrangement for two pianos by the acclaimed British duo of Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore. It is paired with Debussy’s lush Prélude à I’après-midi d’un faune and the programme is completed by Bartók’s sonata for two pianos and percussion.
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Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune for two pianos - Debussy
Sonata for two pianos and percussion - Bartok
Rite of Spring for two pianos - Stravinsky
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