Bon Voyage! / Igor and Olga Piano Duo
Igor and Olga Piano Duo take the listener on a first class musical journey, with their debut CD Bon Voyage!, featuring inspirational piano duo pieces from around the world.
Bon Voyage! — Itinerary
Starting in America with Bernstein's 'America', then on to Germany where you will sample the intimate delights of Brahms' 'Walzer'. After that, visit Russia for Rachmaninov's Three Duets and four pieces from Gavrillin's 'Sketches for Piano Duet'. The journey then continues to Spain with Ravel's 'Rhapsodie Espagnole' and Moszkowski's 'Dances Espagnole', finally concluding in Australia with Grainger's 'Lets Dance Gay in Green Meadow'.
This husband and wife duo are as exilharating to watch as they are to listen to. After enjoying successful solo careers in Russia and Europe, Igor and Olga formed the piano duo in Moscow shortly after marrying. It gave them the opportunity to create music together but also to explore the piano duo repertoire with its rich textures and powerful dynamic and expressive capabilities.
As a duo, they have been first-place and prize-winners in several international piano-duo competitions and since emigrating to Melbourne in 1995 have performed at Melba Hall, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Castlemaine Festival and on the ABC's Sunday Live.
America from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Walzer Op. 39, No.1 - No.16 (Brahms)
Three Duets from Op. 11 (Rachmaninov)
Barcolle, Op.11 (Rachmaninov)
Scherzo, Op. 11 (Rachmaninov)
Valse, Op. 11 (Rachmaninov)
Four pieces from Sketches (Gavrillin)
The Little Clock (Gavrillin)
Rhapsodie Espagnole (Ravel)
Dances Espagnole, Op.12 (Moszkowski)
Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow (Grainger)
Press Quotes“this is an attractive program from a talented piano duo.”
— Andrew Scott, The Sunday Age
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