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Tuesday Matinees: MultiPiano

Tuesday, October 01, 2013  |  2:00pm

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“The MultiPiano project brings together some of Israel`s most brilliant and promising pianists of today,” says Zubin Mehta, Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. MultiPiano is a unique keyboard spectacle, presenting Israel’s future generation of virtuoso pianists in a celebration of pianos in ever-changing combinations – in one and two pianos, with four, six and eight hands. Its repertoire ranges from fully-fledged original masterworks to dazzling virtuoso arrangements and showpieces. Highlights include transcriptions of several masterpieces originally written for orchestra, including the Bach-Vivaldi Concerto for Four Keyboards in a minor and Poulenc’s whimsical Concerto for Two Pianos in d minor, influenced by the gamelan music he heard at the 1931 Exposition Coloniale de Paris. Featuring Tomer Lev, Berenika Glixman, Daniel Borovitzky and Nimrod Meiry-Haftel.

BACH-VIVALDI  -  Concerto for Four Keyboards in A minor, Bwv 1065
Version for 2 solo pianos in 8 hands 
                                      
SHOSTAKOVICH  -  Concertino for Two Pianos
For 2 pianos in four hands
                          
S. RACHMANINOFF  -  “Romance” & “Waltz” (1895)
For one piano in 6 hands
                                         
B. SMETANA  -  Sonata in E minor (in one movement)
Rondo in C
For 2 pianos in 8 hands

Intermission

M. RAVEL  -  "Frontispiece"
For 2 pianos in 5 hands

F. POULENC  -  Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
Original version for 2 solo pianos by the composer
                 
G. ROSSINI  -  Fantasy on the “Barber of Seville”
For one piano in 6 hands (arr. D. Krug)

ARYEH LEVANON  -  "Land of Four Languages"  (2012)
For 2 pianos in 8 hands

Im HaShachar (Jewish-Yemenite song) – Oyfen Weg (Yiddish Song) –                              
Povereta Muchachica (Ladino Song) – Debka Rafiach (Arab Song)

MultiPiano

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