Lunchtime Concert - Piano Duo
Lucinda Collins piano
Konstantin Shamray piano
Debussy En blanc et noir
Shostakovich Suite for two pianos Op. 6
The sonorities and colours of Debussy’s En blanc et noir show how expressively rich the piano can be – especially when accompanied by another. Shostakovich wrote his opus no. 6 in response to his father’s death. Still relatively early in his career, before he had matured his style, there are nevertheless key elements that make this work distinctly Shostakovich – ponderous themes, charming moments and dramatic climaxes are heard throughout.