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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Petrouchka - for piano 4-hands / Lidija and Sanja Bizjak

Audio Samples

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pétrouchka
>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (5) for piano, 4 hands
>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (3) for Piano 4 hands

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pétrouchka
>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (5) for piano, 4 hands
>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (3) for Piano 4 hands
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Notes & Reviews:

Over the course of a few short years, with his ballets Petrushka and The Rite of Spring - premiered by the Ballets Russes in 1911 and 1913, Igor Stravinsky drastically changed the musical world and opened the path to the twentieth century and modern music. This recording of the piano transcriptions of these ground-breaking scores remain as faithful as possible to the orchestral versions. Played here by the duo of Lidija Bizjak and Sanja Bizjak, the vivid colors, startling rhythms and lyrical melodies of these works are given full voice and weight.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The Bizjak sisters give us a compelling performance of Petrouchka in Stravinsky's fourhand arrangement. Unlike the well-known virtuosic movements from Petrouchka that Stravinsky arranged for solo piano (on a commission from Rubinstein), the piano four hands version is of the complete ballet. Again, the sisters' ensemble and clear voicing make for an enlightening performance. Filling out their program are two sets of easy pieces for piano four hands. The set of three (1915) has a very easy lower part, while the top is much more difficult; and the set of five (1917) reverses the difficult and easy parts. While there are a number of significant other works for two pianos and for solo piano, this disc, to the best of my knowledge, is a complete recording of the four hands at one piano music by Stravinsky.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Varese hall, CNSMD, Lyons, France (11/2007).



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
  • Performers: Lidija Bizjak (Piano); Sanja Bizjak (Piano)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911-1913

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pétrouchka
  • Performers: Lidija Bizjak (Piano); Sanja Bizjak (Piano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1911

>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (5) for piano, 4 hands
  • Performers: Lidija Bizjak (Piano); Sanja Bizjak (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (3) for Piano 4 hands
  • Performers: Lidija Bizjak (Piano); Sanja Bizjak (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1915