This Monday, we are returning to our core, in a manner of speaking – the Art of Two.
Aglika Genova & Liuben Dimitrov were Dranoff 2 Piano Competition winners in 1999 and have since then gone on to a highly successful performance and recording career, recognized with awards in both their native Bulgaria and in Germany where they are university professors in Hannover. In 2013, they served as Artistic Directors of the competition.
In October 2011, they were invited to play at the Library of Congress’ Founder’s Day concert, presenting a program of showstoppers, bookended by two fantasies –– Liszt’s opera transcription on themes from Don Giovanni, and the beautiful Schubert Fantasy as an opener. From this concert, we are sharing with you Anton Arensky's Suite no. 1, op. 15.
Best known for his chamber works and the fine Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Arensky was a composer of great invention. Aglika and Liuben have dedicated a CD to the composer’s works for 2 piano, displaying “their vast dynamic palette, bringing verve and devilish zest to this gem." (Lawrence Budmen October 20, 2014)
We hope this beautiful music reminds you that we deserve the best in the arts. Presenters and artists have been working so hard over the past year with extra practice, extra care and extra creativity to bring you music outside the concert hall.
Now as we begin to open after a year of little or no ticket sales, we ask for your support in moving towards a live performance world once again. Please make your gift by clicking on the image below.
The Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation