Bon Voyage!

Igor and Olga Piano Duo take the listener on a first-class musical journey, with their debut CD Bon Voyage, featuring inspirational piano duo pieces from around the world.

Itinerary

Starting in America with Bernstein's 'America', then on to Germany where you will sample the intimate delights of Brahms' 'Walzer'. After that, visit Russia for Rachmaninov's Three Duets and four pieces from Gavrillin's 'Sketches for Piano Duet'. The journey then continues to Spain with Ravel's 'Rhapsodie Espagnole' and Moszkowski's 'Dances Espagnole', finally concluding in Australia with Grainger's 'Lets Dance Gay in Green Meadow'.

This husband and wife duo are as exilharating to watch as they are to listen to. After enjoying successful solo careers in Russia and Europe, Igor and Olga formed the piano duo in Moscow shortly after marrying. It gave them the opportunity to create music together but also to explore the piano duo repertoire with its rich textures and powerful dynamic and expressive capabilities.

As a duo, they have been first-place and prize-winners in several international piano-duo competitions and since emigrating to Melbourne in 1995 have performed at Melba Hall, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Castlemaine Festival and on the ABC's Sunday Live.

Artist

Igor and Olga Piano Duo

Since moving to Australia in 1995, the Igor and Olga Piano Duo has given a series of recitals and has drawn the immediate attention of both professional musicians and musical critics.


Press quote

“this is an attractive program from a talented piano duo.”

— Andrew Scott, The Sunday Age

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. West Side Story America Leonard Bernstein
  2. Walzer Op. 39 Johannes Brahms

  3. No. 1 (B major)
  4. No. 2 (E major)
  5. No. 3 (G sharp minor)
  6. No. 4 (E minor)
  7. No. 5 (E major)
  8. No. 6 (C sharp major)
  9. No. 7 (C sharp minor)
  10. No. 8 (B flat major)
  11. No. 9 (D minor)
  12. No. 10 (G major)
  13. No. 11 (B minor)
  14. No. 12 (E major)
  15. No. 13 (C major)
  16. No. 14 (A minor)
  17. No. 15 (A major)
  18. No. 16 (D minor)
  19. Three Duets from Op. 11 Sergei Rachmaninoff

  20. Barcolle
  21. Scherzo
  22. Valse
  23. Sketches Valery Gavrilin

  24. Troika
  25. March
  26. The Little Clock
  27. Tarantella
  28. Rhapsodie Espagnole Maurice Ravel

  29. Prélude à la nuit
  30. Malagueña
  31. Habañera
  32. Feria
  33. Dances Espagnole, Op.12 Moritz Moskowski

  34. No. 1
  35. No. 2
  36. No. 3
  37. No. 4
  38. No. 5 (Bolero)
  39. Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow Percy Grainger

Performers

Composers

Maurice Ravel

Many consider Ravel as a major composer for the piano as well as a genius of orchestration. But it is always a surprise to discover how few works make up his total output for the instrument. All his compositions for piano can be performed in under two and one half hours.

Percy Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) is one of Australia's best known composers. A brilliant arranger of folk music but also a pioneer in percussion and electronic music, Grainger's Warriors was recently heard in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. In his lifetime, Brahms' popularity and influence were considerable; he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the Three Bs.

Leonard Bernstein

Larger-than-life Lenny - a phenomenally gifted composer, conductor, teacher, performer; an unflaggingly enthusiastic, brash, enormously complex musician; a man dedicated to breaking down personal, political and musical barriers between people.


Where to buy

Bon Voyage! can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Release date
1997
Copyright
© 1997 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1997 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3185
Alternate catalogue number
MD3185
Barcode
EAN 9314574318524