Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Duos

Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Duos

Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Duos
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    Celebrated pianist Artur Pizarro combines his extensive experience with that of his pupil and friend Vita Panomariovaite, herself an award-winning pianist, to produce an album of rarely recorded Rimsky Korsakov arrangements for piano duo.

    These two talented pianists bring their combined skill and virtuosity to bear in three colourful arrangements encompassing Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular music for orchestra. Widely considered one of Rimsky-Korsakov's finest orchestral works, Scheherazade is equally engaging and thrilling arranged for two pianos. The famous Arabian Nights story is clearly brought to life in the composer's own arrangement.

    Sadko was an instant hit, with Borodin declaring it "a delight"; this arrangement retains the work's original colours and moods. The Capriccio Espagnol is a Spanish-themed fantasy full of colour and exoticism, thoughtfully arranged by the composer.