Upcoming world premiere modern performance of the early Fantasie for Two Pianos by Samuel Barber. ICAMus grants its sponsorship to the Duo Keira (Michela Chiara Borghese and Sabrina De Carlo, pianos) and their Festival in Rome opening on February 27, 2015. The three concerts comprising the Festival take place at the Teatro di Villa Torlonia. Please see poster and program for detailed information.
On this time of the year devoted to Barber projects, ICAMus is pleased to announce a new program by Duo Keira taking place in Rome. ICAMus and Capricorn, the French Samuel Barber Society are endorsing Michela Chiara Borghese and Sabrina De Carlo for their outstanding commitment, and their performance of American music. Their programs often feature multifaceted relationships between American and European twentieth century piano music.
Samuel Barber (1910-1981). Fantasie for Two Pianos, Written in the Style of Josef Haydn, H-21 (1924).
Listen to the Sibelius SCORCH audio file and view the score incipit of Fantasie for Two Pianos:
The piece was first performed by 14-year-old Samuel Barber and his mother, Daisy Barber, at New Century Club, West Chester, Pennsylvania, on 29 April 1924. It remained unpublished until its inclusion in the volume Samuel Barber: Early Piano Works, ed. Richard Walters, G. Schirmer, Inc., 2010; Rev. Edition in: Samuel Barber: Complete Piano Music, G. Schirmer, Inc., 2010.
For detailed information on Barber's Fantasie for Two Pianos, see Barbara B. Heyman, Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works. Oxford University Press: New York 2012, pp. 35-36.
This Sibelius SCORCH on-line publication is an innovative ICAMus project carried out by special arrangement with Dr. Heyman and with the Publisher. Barbara Heyman is also the author of Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music (Oxford University Press, 1992).
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Read and download the detailed Program PDF of the Duo Keira Piano Duo Festival, Friday February 27, Saturday February 28, and Sunday March 1st, 2015.