AMY BEACH (1867-1944): Complete Works for Piano Duo - Variations on Balkan Themes for 2 Pianos, Op. 60c, 3 Pieces for Piano Four-Hands, Suite on Old Irish Melodies for 2 Pianos, Op. 104, Summer Dreams for Piano Four-Hands, Op. 47.
Catalogue Number: 01X040
Reference: 555 453-2
Description: The original version of Beach’s Variations on Balkan Themes is her most extensive composition for piano two hands and the one that is the most challenging in playing technique but this version is the last of four, published in 1942. The 1901 Summer Dreams was intended for domestic music-making while the longest piece here, the Irish Melodies (1924), forms a counterpart to her much earlier Gaelic Symphony. Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo.