Percy Grainger: Folk-Inspired Works for Piano / The Bilder Duo

> Handel in the Strand, "Clog Dance" (version for 2 pianos) - Handel in the Strand, "Clog Dance" (version for 2 pianos)
> Molly on the Shore, "An Irish Reel" (version for 2 pianos) - Molly on the Shore, "An Irish Reel" (version for 2 pianos)
> Shepherd's Hey (version for 2 pianos) - Shepherd's Hey (version for 2 pianos)
> Harvest Hymn, "Harvest Time in Sweden" (version for piano 4 hands) - Harvest Hymn, "Harvest Time in Sweden" (version for piano 4 hands)
> Country Gardens (version for piano 4 hands) - Country Gardens (version for piano 4 hands)
> Song from the Faroer Islands: Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow - Song from the Faroer Islands: Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow
> Spoon River (version for 2 pianos) - Spoon River (version for 2 pianos)
> As Sally Sat A-Weeping (version for 2 pianos) - As Sally Sat A-Weeping (version for 2 pianos)
> Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos) - I. Lisbon
> Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos) - II. Horkstow Grange
> Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos) - III. Rufford Park Poachers
> Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos) - IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
> Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos) - V. Lord Melbourne
> Lincolnshire Posy (version for 2 pianos) - VI. The Lost Lady Found
> Fantasy on George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess - Fantasy on George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Album Summary

>Grainger, Percy : Handel in the Strand, clog dance for 2 pianos (RMTB 2)
>Grainger, Percy : Molly on the Shore, folk song for 2 pianos (BFMS 19)
>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey!, folk song for 2 pianos (BFMS 16)
>Grainger, Percy : Harvest Hymn, for piano, 4 hands with voice or unison chorus ad lib.
>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens, folk song for piano, 4 hands (BFMS 22)
>Grainger, Percy : Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow, for piano, 4 hands ("Faeroe Island Dance") (edited by Benjamin Brit
>Grainger, Percy : Spoon River, folk song for 2 pianos (AFMS 3)
>Grainger, Percy : Musical Relics of My Mother
>Grainger, Percy : Lincolnshire Posy, folk song suite for 2 pianos (BFMS 35)
>Grainger, Percy : Fantasy on Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," for 2 pianos
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This release from Grand Piano consists of folk-inspired works for piano duet and duo, performed here by German pianists Caroline Weichert and Clemens Rave, including Handel on the Strand, Molly on the Shore, Country Gardens, Song from the Faroe Islands, Harvest Hymn, As Sally Sat a Weeping, Lincolnshire Posy and Fantasy on Porgy and Bess.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
It is creative, well-crafted, and eminently listenable on many levels. This is an extremely well-chosen and well played program. Their ensemble, especially in this folk-based music with its flexible tempos, is impeccable. The music is so well known and so great that any honest, competent arrangement of the tunes will be effective. Close your eyes and you would assume that these performers are Native Americans with a lifetime of acquaintance with this musical style. Excellent recorded sound and an informative booklet complete a most enjoyable release.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Pianohaus Micke, Münster, Germany (01/2011/01/2012).



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Works Details

>Grainger, Percy : Handel in the Strand, clog dance for 2 pianos (RMTB 2)
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1947

>Grainger, Percy : Molly on the Shore, folk song for 2 pianos (BFMS 19)
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Notes: Composition written: ??/??/1907-08/11/1947.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey!, folk song for 2 pianos (BFMS 16)
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1947

>Grainger, Percy : Harvest Hymn, for piano, 4 hands with voice or unison chorus ad lib.
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1905-1938

>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens, folk song for piano, 4 hands (BFMS 22)
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1936

>Grainger, Percy : Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow, for piano, 4 hands ("Faeroe Island Dance") (edited by Benjamin Brit
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1943

>Grainger, Percy : Spoon River, folk song for 2 pianos (AFMS 3)
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919-1929

>Grainger, Percy : Musical Relics of My Mother :: As Sally Sat A-Weeping, for 2 pianos
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1912

>Grainger, Percy : Lincolnshire Posy, folk song suite for 2 pianos (BFMS 35)
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1938

>Grainger, Percy : Fantasy on Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," for 2 pianos
  • Ensemble: Bilder Duo (Piano Duo)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1935