Il Maestro E Lo Scolare: Piano Duets For Teacher A
Label: DIVINE ART
Format: COMPACT DISC
Ochei-Okpara, Enyi; Poole, Hermione; Scott, Giffele; Vadher, Jennika; McGrail, Joe; Patel, Taj; Koumis, Petria; Snow, Luke; Granados, Christopher; Jayasekera, Akindu; Yahya, Mustafa; Goncalvez, Eliandro Fernandes Pires; Vadher, Sunay; Robin, Harry; Soeharjono, Yusuf; Gray, Antony; Manyande, Denzel Johnson; Shallal, Abbas; Ogbechi, Dominic; Shoa, Kerubel; Bruce, Novell; Weir, Simon; Bhudia, Nickush; Kpogho, Able; Joshi, Shan; Koneswaran, Thelagan; Lambdon, Jordan; Aquino, Christina; Garara, Sharm; Dawit, Sep
For the first time, here is an album full of piano duets written expressly for teacher and student, from the first in the genre, Haydn’s Il Maestro e lo Scolare, through many well-known composers of the 19th and 20th centuries up to the current decade. Very few of these works have attained any sort of public awareness apart from Stravinsky’s Easy Pieces, but though written deliberately with one ‘easy’ part for the learner, the pieces are thoroughly delightful, tuneful and never simplistic: indeed they display all the hallmarks of Romantic, Impressionist (and in two cases jazz-inspired) music-making of high quality and all make more extremely entertaining and pleasant listening. Antony Gray is a London-based pianist and teacher with acclaimed recordings to his name. His work with students of all ages, those that wish to pursue advanced training and even those who do not, produces a wonderful rapport which shines through in these recordings. Over 50 of Gray’s students are represented on the album.