|An exciting concert, performed by joseph and anthony paratore ontwo pianos, features four groundbreaking works by twentiethcentury composers. One of which caused a riot, two becameimmediately popular wnad endearing to concert audiences and oneremains important as an exploration of the future in music.|
Editor's NoteThis exciting concert, performed by Joseph and Anthony Paratore on two pianos, features four groundbreaking works by twentieth century composers. Igor Stravinsky's revolutionary piece "The Rite of Spring" caused an uproar when it was originally presented both because of its harsh polyrhythms and dissonant use of the orchestra as well as because it was originally a ballet! George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Concerto in F" are two of the most popular pieces by an American composer for orchestra, and are one of the first classical compositions to be influenced by jazz. Charles Ives was one of the most influential and idiosyncratic American composers during his lifetime. His iconoclastic and rarely performed work "Three Quarter Tone Pieces" is featured as a tribute to Ives and his musical vision.
Cast & Crew
|George Gershwin - Composer|
|Igor Stravinsky - Composer|
|Charles Ives - Composer|