For four : 2 pianos and percussion (2 players)
by Michael Whiticker (1998)
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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.
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.
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