The American Piano Duo
One of the most popular and most requested ensembles to play Utah concert halls, the American Piano Quartet coaxes amazing music out of two grand pianos. Joining the Tantara label family with Two Pianos, Eight Hands, their second CD, Paul Pollei, Jeffrey Shumway, Robin Hancock, and Massimiliano Frani have put together a beautiful collection that includes Lizst, Debussy, Smetana, Moskowski, and, as always, their signature Sousa march. The beautiful CD booklet features an illuminating essay about the music by noted BYU music scholar Michael Hicks.
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John Philip Sousa
1. Stars and Stripes Forever
Waltz-Suite, op. 8
2. Allegro moderato
3. Pesante e lugubre
4. Allegro grazioso
5. Vivace assai
6. Pomposo ed energico, ma non troppo allegro
7. En Bateau
11. Sonata in One Movement in E Minor
Spanish Dances, op. 12
12. Allegro brioso
14. Con moto
15. Allegro comodo
16. Bolero: Con spirito
17. Les Preludes
Executive Producer for Tantara: Ron Simpson
Produced by Jon Holloman and The American Piano Quartet
Project coordination by Ben Fales
Recorded by Jon Holloman on the stage of the de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, April 15-16, 2002
Digital editing and mastering by Troy Sales
The American Piano Quartet are Steinway Artists
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