American Masterpieces for Piano Duo
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Energetic, committed performances by the Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo of American repertoire.

The works featured on this recording are not united by a single topic or style. What they share is that they are extraordinary, yet seldom heard examples of American music for two pianists. Performed by the husband-and-wife piano duo team of Stacy Rodgers and Diane Wang, the ensemble is a perennial favorite of audiences, with their programs offering an intriguing bland of standard four-hand and two-piano repertoire and daring new works by contemporary composers. Stacy Rodgers is on the faculty at the University of Mississippi and a graduate of Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Austin. Also on the faculty at the University of Mississippi, Diane Wang is a member of the faculty woodwind quintet and performs both as a pianist and flutist. She holds degrees from Indiana University and The University of Texas at Austin.
William Bolcom, composer
Recuerdos: Three Traditional Latin-American Dances
Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo

Aaron Copland, composer
El Sal$#243n México
Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo

Dave Brubeck, composer
Points on Jazz
Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo

Leonard Bernstein, composer
Arias & Barcarolles
Wang-Rodgers Piano Duo

I cant recall enjoying listening to an album with multiple composers as much as this one. Its a fascinating blend of dance, jazz, and Latin idioms, but what captivated me most was the sense of humour and fun in the music. (Audiophile Audition)