Two Pianos Are Better Than One
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P.D.Q. Bach:  Two Pianos Are Better Than One  (Telarc CD-80376):  The Concerto for Two Pianos vs. Orchestra, and three other works that don't require even one piano.

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Performers:

bullet Professor Peter Schickele, piano
bulletJon Kimura Parker, piano
bulletThe New York Pick-up Ensemble, Jorge Mester, conductor
bulletWayne Hedrick, flute
bulletGrace Lingen, flute
bulletPeter DuBeau, tuba
bulletRichard Fitz, tambourine
bulletLowell Graham, finger snapper
bulletSusan Palma, flute/piccolo
bulletStephen Taylor, oboe
bulletLauren Goldstein, bassoon
bulletEarly Anderson, trombone
bulletGerald Tarack, violin
bulletMichael Willens, contrabass
 

Track Listing

[1]  Introduction

Concerto for Two Pianos vs. Orchestra, S. 2 are better than one (P.D.Q. Bach)

[2]  I.  Shake allegro

[3]  II.  Andante alighieri

[4]  III.  Presto changio

[5]  Introduction

Trio (sic) Sonata, S. 3(4) (P.D.Q. Bach)

[6]  I.  Antemezzo

[7]  II.  Mezzo

[8]  III.  Intermezzo

[9]  IV.  l’Altro Mezzo

[10]  Introduction

[11]  Chaconne à son Goût  (Professor Schickele) 

[12]  Introduction

The Musical Sacrifice,  S. 50% off (P.D.Q. Bach)

[13]  I.  Fuga Meshuga

[14]  II.  Sort of Little Trio Sonata
               Andante
               Allegro molto
               Lento
               Vivace

[15]  III.  Three Canons

[16]  IV.  Chorale Prelude:  “Da kommt ja der Schurke”

[17]  V.  Four More Canons

[18]  VI.  The Grossest Fugue

[19]  Closing

 

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Audio Samples

Listen to P.D.Q. Bach:  Two Pianos Are Better Than One:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version.  This Condensed Version gives you the intangible essence of the original recording in one small, easy-to-swallow capsule summary. The hyper folks at Hearer’s Digest have created this sample by slicing, dicing, and splicing, until it somewhat resembles excerpts of the original recording that are “severely truncated, but shorter.”

P.D.Q. Bach:  Two Pianos Are Better Than One:  The Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version

This Hearer’s Digest Condensed Version is made of excerpts from the following:  Introduction—Shake allegro, Andante alighieri and Presto changio from Concerto for Two Pianos vs. Orchestra—Introduction—Mezzo and Intermezzo from Trio (sic) Sonata—Introduction—Chaconne à son Goût—Introduction—Fuga Meshuga and The Grossest Fugue from The Musical Sacrifice—Closing.

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