Classics of the Phonograph

Piano duos

up close of fingers playing piano

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Composers have been writing music for two keyboards since the 18th century, and in the 20th century, there seems to have been an explosion of two piano duos to play music written for that genre as well as music written for other combinations, rearranged for two pianos.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will play music for two pianos by such composers as Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky and Bartok.

Likely play list: 

Debussy: Petite Suite
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Solo Pianos (Played by Gold and Fizdale)
Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, played by the composer and his wife, Ditta