Lunchtime Concert - Piano Duo
Lucinda Collins piano
Konstantin Shamray piano
Debussy En Blanc et Noir
Shostakovich Suite for two pianos Op. 6
An ailing Debussy insisted this 1916 work was inspired purely by the sonorities of the piano, but few now believe the horrors of WWI didn’t play a part in it. Six years later, sixteen-year-old Shostakovich completed his first full length work in response to death of his father, hinting at the expressive style he was to return to in the 1930s and 40s.