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Two Grands, Four Hands: Spectacular and Rare Novelty Piano Duos of the 1920s and 1930s

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The 1920s and '30s were the heyday of piano duos, both in the U.S.A. and abroad. Elegant hotels frequently featured duettists; dance bands regularly arranged the rest of the stage instrumentation around two large grand pianos; the Paul Whiteman band's concerts showcased its pianists, with the band ducking out for a few minutes while the piano players demonstrated their virtuosity; concert halls scheduled duo recitals, both classical and popular; and of course, record companies issued a healthy number of 176-key sides. Novelty piano expert Alex Hassan, who selected and annotated this batch of rare recordings writes that although the teams here might not be as well-known as Victor Arden and Phil Ohman, these stunning performances will likely leave you "gasping" and "begging for more!" The music is a great, highly-arranged mixture of elegance, excitement, show-offiness, toe-tapping rhythms, and "jazz-iness." The CD comes with a 16-page illustrated booklet packed with detailed liner notes, rare photographs, and complete discographical information. 78 minutes.

Rivermont catalogue number: BSW-1152

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