Stravinsky in Black & White
The Duo has been committed to Stravinsky’s extraordinary music since first discovering, in 1999, the rarely-performed two-piano arrangement of his late twelve-tone piano concerto, Movements. They have since recorded this piece, along with other arrangements by the composer, including The Rite of Spring, Septet, Three Pieces for String Quartet and Dumbarton Oaks. They expanded on the project by adding to their repertoire all the remaining Stravinsky arrangements: Concertino, Petrushka, Scherzo à la Russe and Agon. These arrangements are highly effective and revealing, perhaps due to the fact that Stravinsky always composed at the piano. Audiences can experience his extraordinary music in a fascinatingly new way.