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Igor Stravinsky: Three easy pieces for piano 3 hands; The Rite of Spring; Tango; Five easy pieces for piano 4 hands; Piano-Rag-Music / Duo Koroliov

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (3) for Piano 4 hands
>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for string quartet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for piano, 4 hands
>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (5) for piano, 4 hands
>Stravinsky, Igor : Piano-Rag-Music, for piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

On the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the composer's piano arrangement appears on Tacet alongside smaller works, mainly for piano four-hands, played by Evgeni Koriolov and his partner Ljupka Hadzigeorgiewa. This piano version of the Rite freshly exposes several aspects of the work. Structures absorbed into the dominant orchestral instrument tone colors display a quite different balance, and compositional details that, until now not apparent, are opened up. The rhythmic drive takes on a new note, and the lyrical elements take on surprising coloring.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Duo Koroliov (another husband-wife team) surrounds its in-concert recording of Rite of Spring with two sets of Easy Pieces for piano 3 and 4-hands, two solo piano pieces ('Tango' and 'Piano-Rag-Music'). The studio is brighter and more to my liking for this music. The two sets of easy pieces are played with disarming verve and panache. They come off as legitimate, fully worked out short ideas that remind one of Petrouchka or other more significant works. The two solo works are played by Koroliov with great style. The Rite of Spring has more gusto and better balance than Silver-Garburg.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Oldenburgisches Staatstheater (01/27/2013).



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (3) for Piano 4 hands
  • Performer: Duo Koroliov (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Duo Koroliov Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1915
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
  • Performers: Duo Koroliov (Piano); Evgeni Koroliov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for string quartet
  • Performer: Duo Koroliov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), ballet in 2 parts for piano, 4 hands
  • Performer: Duo Koroliov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Easy Pieces (5) for piano, 4 hands
  • Performer: Duo Koroliov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Piano-Rag-Music, for piano
  • Performers: Duo Koroliov (Piano); Evgeni Koroliov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919
  • Studio/Live: Live