STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED
Experience the wonderful world of Piano Duets and Duos with Anne and Caroline. How enjoyable and rewarding it can be to play in partnership on one or two pianos! The course is aimed at pre-formed pairs but any individual applicants are invited to get in touch and we will endeavour to match you up. Varied and exciting repertoire, familiar and less familiar, will be introduced and studied, along with your choice of pieces, tuition being in group masterclasses and in individual pairs. The tutors will perform repertoire during the course and you can play in an optional informal performance on the last afternoon. A list of pieces for study will be suggested and you can also bring pieces of your own choosing.
Tutor website: www.piano-duet.co.uk
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 18/20D
The following list represents examples of various eras and styles in musical history and we invite you to choose works from it, or similar – for piano duet or two pianos, particularly Debussy.
DEBUSSY d. 100 years (1862 – 1918)
CPE BACH d. 230 years (1714 – 1788)
SCHUBERT d. 190 years (1797 – 1828)
BRAHMS b. 185 years (1833 – 1897)
GRIEG b.175 years (1843 – 1907)
GOUNOD b. 200 years (1818 – 1893)
(see arr. for piano duet by Sydney Smith on sydneysmitharchive.org.uk )
OR any work composed in a year ending in ‘8’
For example: 1778 JC Bach Sonatas
1878 Moszkowski Spanish Album op.21 (NOT op.12!), publ. Stainer & Bell
1818 Schubert 4 Polonaises
1828 Schumann 8 Polonaises
1858 Brahms Hungarian Dances
1888 Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no.I
1908 Ravel Mother Goose Suite
1918 Poulenc Sonata for Piano Duet
Holst The Planets (arr.by his pupils,Lasker&Day for piano duet)
Please let us know the pieces you have chosen and we will include as many as possible.
We look forward to seeing you and hearing you play.