Mahler 2 for
double piano duet -
'... secure professionalism and laudable aplomb.'
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
Masterton, New Zealand