Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (piano four hands)
Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" was first composed in 1913 for piano four hands, eight years before the orchestral score as published. Ronald Farren-Price and Rosslyn Farren-Price give an intense, highly rhythmic performance of the "Rite" — in stark contrast to the second work on this disc, Ravel's melodic "Mother Goose Suite" which was also originally for piano four hands.
Ronald Farren-Price "... a sensitive artist and a virtuoso of top rank ... he demonstrated a perfect balance between the sound and the expression of the music ... definitely a pianist of great distinction."
Rosslyn Farren-Price graduated from the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music in 1964. She studied piano with Ronald Farren-Price. As well as teaching she has broadcast a number of times for the ABC radio and television, appeared with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and has lectured for the Council of Adult Education. She now lives in London.
- Dances of the Young Girls
- Ritual of Abduction
- Spring Rounds
- Ritual of the Rival Tribes
- Procession of the Sage
- The Sage
- Dance of the Earth
- The Sacrifice: Introduction
- Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
- Glorification of the Chosen One
- Evocation of the Ancestors
- Ritual Action of the Ancestors
- Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
- Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
- Tom Thumb
- Little Ugly, Empress of the Pagodas
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Fairy Garden
The Rite of Spring Igor Stravinsky
Mother Goose Suite 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.
Where to buy
This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $20.00 AUD
- Release date
- October 1977
- © 1977 Move Records
- ℗ 1977 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MD 3017
- EAN 9314574301724