Three Penny Piano

023 ThreePennyPianoComposers:
W.  Weill, D. Milhaud, J. Strauss

THE THREE PENNY PIANO, music for piano 4 hands

Duo Porto-Frontini
Paolo Porto, piano
Ileana Frontini, piano

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From the booklet: “Frivolous, elegant, pleasant: Piano four hands is often linked, in the collective imagination, to a “dancing” repertoire, usually played by young students with their Maestro. This is certainly an aspect, but on the other side we find out the transcription of symphonic movements or chamber music, an adaptation from the orchestra of famous and important pieces of music. It was a very common and easy way, especially in the XIX century, to listen to a symphonic music in all the places with just a piano. The extension of the keyboard and four hands are useful to reproduce all the orchestral sections or the complexity of a quartet thought.” by Paolo Porto TRACKLIST:

Johann STRAUSS (1825 – 1899):
[01] Die Fledermaus, Ouverture for Piano 4 Hands

Kurt WEILL (1900 – 1950):
Die Dreigroschenoper [The Threepenny Opera]
Suite for Piano 4 Hands
[02] Ouverture
[03] The ballad of Mack the Knife
[04] The cannon song
[05] Love Song
[06] Barbara song
[07] I three penny finale
[08] Melodram
[09] Ballade of immoral earnings
[10] Ballade of good living
[11] Solomon song
[12] II three penny finale

Darius MILHAUD (1892 – 1974):
Scaramouche Op. 165b, for Piano 4 Hands after
Le médécin volant, 1939
[13] Vif
[14] Modéré
[15] Brasileira


  • Label: Da Vinci Classics
  • Genre: Chamber Music
  • Period: 20th Century
  • Catalogue No: C00023
  • Barcode: 0793597061911

Design and art direction by 一般社団法人 Osaka Mozart Association
Produced by 一般社団法人 Osaka Mozart Association
The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Osaka Mozart Association


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