Kensington Gore
London, England SW72A

A 20th-century view of multiple pianos, featuring up to eight hands in a programme including George Antheil's notorious Ballet mécanique, the 'wild party' of John Adams's Grand Pianola Music and a continuation of our Stravinsky ballets series.

Antheil Ballet mécanique (16 mins)
John Adams Grand Pianola Music (30 mins)
Bartók Sonata for two pianos and percussion* (26 mins)
Stravinsky Les noces (sung in Russian) (24 mins)

Tatiana Monogarova soprano
Elena Manistina mezzo-soprano
Vsevolod Grivnov tenor
Kostas Smoriginas bass
John Constable, Rolf Hind, Tom Poster, Ashley Wass & Llŷr Williams pianos
Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips pianos*
Colin Currie, Sam Walton percussion*
BBC Singers
Synergy Vocals
London Sinfonietta
Edward Gardner conductor

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Added by ChrisDodo on May 30, 2009