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Amy Beach’s Complete Oeuvre for Piano Duo

The recent release of the CD world premiere of Sergei Rachmaninoff: Complete Works for Piano Duo on cpo with over 150 minutes of music on two pianos and for four hands on one piano immediately rose to No. 1 on the jpc charts. Now the famous and successful Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo turns to the American composer Amy Beach. Her compositional oeuvre marks a high point within the great phase of consolidation experienced by art music in the United States between the Civil War and World War I. Amy Beach was not the first American woman who composed or the first America woman who earned money with her compositions; but she created a stir in the music world by forging ahead into genres in which previously only men had distinguished themselves. However, it was above all the piano that was Amy Beach’s lifelong companion. She honored her instrument with solo compositions in a total of twenty-six opus numbers distributed equally over her entire compositional career from the 1880s to the 1930s. Even though her music for piano four hands or for two pianos is limited to a few compositions, they just as positively attest to their author’s talent as do her works for two hands. The original version of Amy Beach’s Variations on Balkan Themes op. 60 is her most extensive composition for piano two hands and the one that is the most challenging in playing technique. At the same time, the variations represent one of her most significant endorsements of folk music.

 

▪ 9.NOV 2021: #AmyBeachComplete in the new FonoForum Music Magazine
We just love this comparison with the rivers Brigach, Breg and Danube !!! 💖💜 #AmyBeachComplete in the new FonoForum Music Magazine

▪ 5.NOV 2021: Our #AmyBeachComplete CD album is up online 🎈🌈🎉
Pre-orders already running. So happy!✨🥳🎉 #AmyBeachComplete is up online

▪ 5.OCT 2021: Not to be missed 👉 #AmyBeachCompleteCD back inlay is ready as well! #AmyBeachComplete CD back inlay

▪ 28.SEP 2021: The cover of our new CD album #AmyBeachComplete has been determined!
Very special thanks to cpo.de - classic production osnabrück for this fantastic choice. Just few more weeks to release! #AmyBeachComplete Cover has been determined

▪ 29.AUG 2021: The video trailer to the new CD! 💕
Directed by Nikolay Vasilev! Countdown to release of #AmyBeachComplete is on! 🚀 AMY BEACH Complete Works for Piano Duo Trailer

▪ 4.AUG 2021: After a successful filming session for the new video trailer some relax at our favourite place. 💙❤Amy Beach Video Trailer Filming Session

▪ 30.MAR 2021: BNR Bulgarian National Radio with a large Recording Announcement in multiple languages!
BG: http://bit.ly/2QSasOj
ES: http://bit.ly/2QIQvt2
RU: http://bit.ly/31tTqbe
Available soon also in DE, CP, GR, RS, TR, AL BNR Bulgarian National Radio with a superb Recording Announcement in 10 languages!!

▪ 8.MAR 2021: Amy Beach Recording Session Compilation 💖💖🎹🎹🎶🎙️🎤💿
Amy Beach Recording Session Compilation

▪ 2.FEB 2021: "Rachmaninoff against all clichés, Amy Beach a real treasure!"
The BNT Bulgarian National Television feature of Miglena Stoytcheva about the studio recordings of Amy Beach's Complete Piano Duo Works being just accomplished by the Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo at the Great Concert Hall of Radio Cologne WDR as well as about the Aglika & Liuben's 25th artistic birthday and their recent double CD release of the Complete Piano Duo Works by Sergei Rachmaninoff (cpo) `Rachmaninoff against all clichés, Amy Beach a real treasure!`

▪ 14.JAN 2021: The very first sounds 🎶 from the world premiere recordings of Amy Beach Complete Piano Duo Works at the WDR Radio Cologne Great Concert Hall
Amy Beach First Recorded Sounds

▪ 12.JAN 2021: Mission accomplished, the Complete Piano Duo Works of fantastic Amy Beach have been recorded!!!🎉🎉
Greatest thanks to Recording Supervisor Stephan Hahn, Recording Engineer Dirk Franken, piano technician Hans Giese, and page turners Anna Glüer and Stephan Hensen. Very special thanks to WDR3 Radio Cologne Executive Producer Andrea Zschunke as well as to Chris Trotman (Women's Philharmonic Advocacy)!Amy Beach Recordings Accomplished
Amy Beach Recordings Accomplished

 

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