Piano duets

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Piano duets

Postby Dirk » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:42 pm UTC

I play piano for about 7 years now and I've recently become interested in playing piano duets with others. I find that they require a lot of musical abilities to play them. You need to stay in tempo, but you preferably want to play without a metronome. You need to get the volume just right, some parts of the song require one person to play louder, some the other.

A very fun piano piece for 4 hands I've come across is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YKfyMTR ... re=related This one is part 3 out of 3, the first two are very nice aswell, but a bit too hard for me.

I'm going to practice this one with my girlfriend, who has had piano lessons when she was young. But we're looking for more!

Do you know any piano duets that you find beautiful?

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Re: Piano duets

Postby ++$_ » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:18 am UTC

These may also be in the category of "too hard", but you can find arrangements of various piano concertos for 2 pianos/4 hands. They are awfully fun. I like Bach's D minor piano concerto (originally for harpsichord -- it's BWV 1052). The E major one (BWV 1053) is even better, but I'm not sure that there's a good 2 piano transcription available -- I can't find one with a cursory search, and I never played it. There are also some good ones by Mozart (I played K. 459, that is, No 19 in F Major, in this form, but I can't find a good performance on YT).

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Re: Piano duets

Postby olubunmi » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:57 pm UTC

Maybe you'll like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1zlp1L ... re=related

Maybe not beautiful, but it's really fun to play, and not that hard either.

There's also a nice piece I know from Arvo Pärt, but unfortunately I can't find it on youtube right now.
I don't know much piano duets overall I'm afraid.

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Re: Piano duets

Postby Jar'O'Jam » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:44 am UTC

While not technically a piece for two players, you can do Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 like this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcV19rylSZc
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Re: Piano duets

Postby achan1058 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:35 pm UTC

Mahler's 6 and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring have been arranged for 4 hands, but I wonder whether they would be too brutal.

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Re: Piano duets

Postby |Erasmus| » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:09 am UTC

A lot of classical stuff already posted. How about some jazz piano duets.

Hiromi Uehara and Chick Corea have a whole album (called Duets). But one example.

Probably not something that any sane person would try and play, though.

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Re: Piano duets

Postby bonzoWhale » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:43 pm UTC

Corea and Uehara <3

But chipping in: Anderson and Roe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0INlumRpL8)

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Re: Piano duets

Postby Midnight » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:55 am UTC

Mouse on the keys is a band with two pianists and a drummer.
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