Piano Stories, for piano 4 hands
By Nikolas Sideris
Piano secondo: Myrto akrivou
Piano primo: Nikolas Sideris
The new work for piano 4 hands by Greek composer Nikolas Sideris is comprised of seven movements, each one in a different style, but always approachable by the average listener. Despite the use of dissonance in several places, the harmony and melody remain strong, and the rhythmic drive is always straightforward.
The seven different movements have been composed during a period of over 12 years and follow the styles of various composers that Mr. Sideris admires, such as Prokofiev, Ravel and Messiaen amongst others.
Hailed by 'Duo vivo' as "... a worthy addition to the piano duo repertoire", this collection lasts roughly 15 minutes and both the recording and score are published by the recently launched Editions Musica Ferrum, based in Greece.
The score and CD cover features illustrations by artist Piero Pierini.