These recordings continue a great tradition: beginning in the music circles of the aristocracy and in the concert life of the 19th century, music for 4 pianists has been highly popular. It is well known that Chopin and Liszt used to perform together with colleagues music for eight hands, as they did, for example, in 1838 in Rouen playing such a transcription of Beethoven’s 8th symphony. Since that time, numerous ambitious and brilliant original compositions for four pianists have been created of which the Norwegian works by Bjørn Kruse, Trygve Madsen and Wolfgang Plagge are among the most out-standing. The Aurora Quartett is a renowned international ensemble of pianists that is dedicated especially to the performance of music for four pianists.
Two Pianos - Four Pianists
Trygve Madsen: Grotesques and Arabesques
Wolfgang Plagge: Mare + Concerto Grosso III
Bjørn Kruse: Boogie Retention
|MARE (Two Pianos - Four Pianists)
|Sofienberg Chrurch, Norway