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double piano duet -
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HOWARD SMITH

'... secure professionalism and laudable aplomb.'

Mahler: Symphony No 2 'Resurrection' - Arrangement for 2 pianos, 8 hands. © 2014 Melba Recordings

This is the one hundredth anniversary of the 'double duet' Mahler Resurrection arrangement (published by Universal in 1914), from Heinrich von Bocklet (1850-1926).

It was facilitated by co-opting four of the most capable Australian 'Gold Coast' pianists: Brieley Cutting — a graduate of Queensland Conservatoire and artistic director of DeClassified Music, Brisbaine; Angela Turner — a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London and a member of Lyrebird Trio; Stephen Emmerson, who studied at the University of Queensland and the Royal College of Music, and performs with the Griffith Trio; and Stewart Kelly — artistic director of the Mason and Hamlin Concert Series (Gold Coast).

When it arrived I recalled a rare performance of Liszt's Hexaméron, Morceau de concert, S 392 (1837) with six pianists in Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall. The StarTribune ran an illustrated account of transporting six Steinways to Nicollet Mall and onto the stage...

Copyright © 23 November 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO 2 'RESURRECTION', FOR 2 PIANOS, 8 HANDS

GUSTAV MAHLER

AUSTRIA

STEPHEN EMMERSON

MELBA RECORDINGS

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