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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo

A diary - a window on your soul, an outlet for the feelings, a place where your deepest thoughts can reside without fear of judgment or guilt. A notebook gives you the opportunity to be yourself. This is a place where you can travel through the emotions of life with kindness, compassion and deeper understanding.

In the hands of the composer, music became the ultimate notebook. Music plays as an extension of his soul, as a medium through which his conflict with the world is expressed.

In the twilight of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), in which it led significant losses against Germany, France explored different avenues to reinforce its national identity. Music was a key element in that strategy as, at the time, the work of German composers took pride of place at concert stages all around Europe.

The Société Nationale de Musique, established on 25 February 1871, aimed at furthering a strong national music culture, operated under the motto “Ars Gallica”, literally meaning “a French Art”.

Many a notable composer supported the cause, among which Camille Saint-Saens and Gabriel Fauré. Little known, however, is the fact that one of the main governors of this French renaissance was the Belgian César Frank! 

Bach's influence on posterity has been evident for over 250 years. Bach is one of the most respected figures in European music culture. The twentieth century witnessed a new phase in the appreciation and understanding of Bach. In the first half of the century, "Back to Bach" was an important motto for two waves of neoclassicism. From the sixties other forms of tribute to him blossomed (preludes and fugues, concerti grossi, works for solo strings). Composers’ spiritual dialogue with Bach took on a new importance. 

With this program, the IZUMI Pianoduo builds a bridge between Baroque and our time.



Two Pianos Essentials

Like in the fantastical world of 'Through the Looking-Glass' everything reflects, creating alternative universe, where nothing is quite what it seems: the piano in the mirror differs from the reality, the melodies and themes reflected in the looking-glass change, but still forming one entirety.


A piano duet for two pianos - is a space for the imagination of musicians and a musical pleasure for the listener. A modern grand piano is compared to a symphonic orchestra in terms of its fullness and richness of sound. And two pianos multiply this effect. 


Piano 4 hands

Johann Sebastian Bach - György Kurtág 

Johann Sebastian Bach - Max Reger

Ludwig van Beethoven

Georges Bizet

Johannes Brahms



Claude Debussy


Antonín Dvořák

Gabriel Fauré 

Edvard Grieg 

Franz Liszt

Felix Mendelssohn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart







Francis Poulenc

Sergei Rachmaninov

Maurice Ravel 

Erik Satie

Franz Schubert 

Robert Schumann

Igor Stravinsky

Sonatina 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit'

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat Major - 1ste deel

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565

Aria from the Suite No. 3 in D Major

Sonata for Piano 4 hands in D major, Op. 6 

Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22

Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 23 

Sixteen Waltzes, Op. 39 

Ungarische Tänze, WoO 1 

Liebeslieder Waltzes  Op. 52 and Op. 65 (Neue Liebeslieder) for voices and piano four hands

Petite Suite, L. 65a 

Marche ecossaise sur un theme populaire, L. 77 


Slavonic Dances, Opp. 46 and 72 

Dolly Suite, Op. 56 

Holberg suite

Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 

Peer Gynt Suites Op. 46 and Op. 55

Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514 

Les Préludes, after Lamartine


Allegro brillant, Op. 92 

Andante and Variations op 83a

A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 61​

Sonata in B flat major, K. 358/186c 

Sonata in D major, K. 381/123a 

Sonata in F major, K. 497 

Andante and Variations in G major, K. 501 

Sonata in C major, K. 521 


Sonata for piano four hands

Six Morceaux, Op. 11 

Ma mère l'oye

La Valse

La Belle Excentrique​

Fantasy in F minor, Op. 103, D. 940 (1828)

Lebensstürme, Op. posth. 144, D. 947 (1828)


Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66

Ball-Scenen, Op. 109

Manfred Ouverture

Genoveva Ouverture 


Pulcinella Suite

Two Pianos

Béla Bartók 

Johannes Brahms 

Ferruccio Busoni 

Claude Debussy

Jean Françaix 

Franz Liszt

Witold Lutosławski 

Darius Milhaud

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ástor Piazzolla

Francis Poulenc

Sergei Rachmaninov


Maurice Ravel

Camille Saint-Saëns 

Alexander Scriabin

Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos, Sz. 108 

Sonata in F minor, Op. 34b 

Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b

Duettino concertante after Mozart 

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (L. 86)

Huit danses exotiques 

Les Preludes

Variations on a Theme by Paganini


Scaramouche, Op. 165b


Sonata in D major, K. 448/375a 



L'Embarquement pour Cythère, FP 150 , after Le voyage en Amérique

Sonata for Two Pianos, FP 156 

Capriccio for 2 pianos, FP 155,  after Le bal Masqué

Elégie, FP 175 

Suite No. 1, Op. 5 

Suite No. 2, Op. 17 

Rapsodie Espagnole 

Carnaval des Animaux

Fantasy in A minor, Op. posth.

Concertos for Two Pianos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Francis Poulenc

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra KV 242

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra 

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