Rutter a self-described Beatles fan picked up their gauntlet with alacrity. All told, Rutter 's concerto uses music from nine of the best-known tunes from the Fab Four. He freely admits pilfering material from Rostal and Schaefer in the first movement: his friends had made their own variety arrangements for two pianos of "Eleanor Rigby," "Yesterday," and "Hey Jude. His pianistic gestures are rife with the emblems of virtuosity on the instrument as explored, perfected, and over-engineered by composers in the 19th century.
Yet the underlying melodic and harmonic material remains unmistakably the anthems of a different age. The first movement flows from the broad channeling of Rachmaninov an intro based on the opening motive of "She Loves You" to the pianistic dialogue on "Eleanor Rigby" and a version of "Yesterday" simple at first, though full of wide, parallel octaves and cascading counterpoints; a brief interlude on "All My Loving" fades into quick echoes of "Eleanor Rigby," and the cascading arpeggiations that lead into an arrangement of "Hey Jude" and a huge Romantic climax.
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Sample this album. Title by Artist. Suite For Two Pianos No. S Theme. S Dialogue. S Valse. S Marche Triophale. S Eighteenth Century Minuet. They might both have improvised on a given theme, or played together on two pianos. And, given the custom of the day, each would very probably have performed something the other had written.
Had that happened, the results might not have been that far removed from what we hear on this recording. A journey towards an imaginary encounter made reality by the exceptional vision and artistry of Josep Colom. Luca Chiantore. I was born in Barcelona in Unusually for that period in Spain, music was a big part of our everyday family life, as far back as I can remember.
Thanks to this, and the unconditional emotional and financial support I received from my parents, who were not themselves professional musicians, I was able to choose my career path at an early age, and have enjoyed it ever since. The Larghetto pays homage to Mozart throughout The middle section becomes more impassioned, building to a sonorous climax before calm is restored.
There is, however, an interlude lyrique et romantique when the Alfa stops for a bedroom tryst, where perfume and perspiration mix with the smoke from Gauloises, after which the race resumes, even more racily. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paris: Fayard p. Francis Poulenc. Entretiens avec in French. Retrieved 14 December"The Beatles Concerto still makes me smile." Thus wrote John Rutter decades after the composition of one of his most idiosyncratic compositions. Two musical friends of his, Peter Rostal and Paul Schaefer, had completed degrees from Juilliard and the Royal College of Music, but had been happily making a career as a variety piano duo, on television and on the concert stage, airing both classical.