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For four : 2 pianos and percussion (2 players)

by Michael Whiticker (1998)

For four


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For four : for 2 pianos and 2 percussion / Michael Whiticker.

Library shelf no. 785.3914/WHI 1 [Available for loan]

For four


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Work Overview

For Four was commissioned by the piano duo, my good friends Natalia and Gianni Ricci, to be played on the Stewart pianos at the Newcastle Conservatorium, and I thought immediately of writing a work that would sit nicely on a program with the Bartok 2 piano and 2 percussion piece. Given the difficulty of otherwise bringing this ensemble together I had always thought that a more likely performance vehicle would be a soloist or duo with backing track. At the time I prepared the backing track and even considered playing a percussion part myself, but a performance didn't eventuate.

Work Details

Year: 1998

Instrumentation: 2 pianos, 2 percussion

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Dedication note: Dedicated with gratitude to Natalia and Gianni

Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.. Commissioned by pianists Natalia Ricci and Gian-Franco Ricci.

First performance: by Natalia Ricci, Marilyn Meier, Timothy Constable, Steve Morton — 1988. Newcastle Keyboard Festival, Newcastle Conservatorium

Performances of this work

1988: Newcastle Keyboard Festival, Newcastle Conservatorium. Featuring Natalia Ricci, Marilyn Meier, Timothy Constable, Steve Morton.

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