16th September, 2021 / 11:00 - 12:00
5th May, 2015
Martin Roscoe, Noriko Ogawa, Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva, Ronan O’Hora piano
with George English, Pedro Segundo percussion
Mozart Sonata in D major K. 448
Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
Ravel La Valse (for two pianos)
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op 56b
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
From the playful to the percussive, Guildhall piano professors join forces to perform some of the most memorable music written for four hands. Beginning with Mozart’s only sonata for two pianos, the programme includes Ravel’s great ‘dance macabre’ and Bartók’s exhilarating and inventive Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, with Guildhall alumni George English and Pedro Segundo.
The second half brings Brahms’s tribute to Haydn and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for two pianos, the first published version of this iconic work.