The Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition: DuoImpuls Plays Poulenc

March 03, 2014

Tonight at 7:00 on the "The Evening Concert" on WILL-FM it’s the first in a new series, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition.  Eight semi-finalist two-piano teams competed for the $25,000 prize. This week Duo ImPuls plays Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra”. Also on the program, music by Mozart, Debussy, and others.

The Dranoff 2 Piano Competition: 176 Keys to the World (#1 of 4)

The 2013 competition follows the eight top professional semifinalist piano teams from seven countries: Duo Yamamoto (Japan), Duo Yoo & Kim (South Korea), Duo ImPuls (Germany); Duo Ping & Ting (Hong Kong); Lavrova/Primakov Duo (Russia); Duo Bohemes (France/Romania); Adventure Piano Duo (Russia); Julia Getallo & Alexander Andreev Duo (Russia) 

(See for bios of the teams….)

Manuel INFANTE: Three Andalusian Dances [Duo Ping & Ting (Hong Kong)]
BUSONI: Duettino concertante after Mozart [Duo Yoo & Kim (South Korea)]
DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun [Adventure (French pronunciation) Piano Duo (Russia)]
LISZT: Concerto pathetique [Lavrova/Primakov Duo (Russia)]
SAINT-SAENS: Danse macabre [Julia Getallo & Alexander Andreev Duo (Russia)]

Shelton G. BERG: Martha and Mary Meditations [Duo ImPuls (Germany)]
ARENSKY: The Dreamer & The Danser from "Silhouettes": Suite No 2 for two pianos [Duo Yamamoto (Japan)]
MOZART: Larghetto and Allegro [Duo Bohemes (French pronunciation) (France/Romania)]

POULENC: Concerto in D Minor for 2 pianos [Duo ImPuls (Germany); Dranoff Competition Orchestra/Sarah Hicks]

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