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.

Tagged in Lunchtime series, Elder Conservatorium of Music, Concert Series