Critic’s Choice

Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm
Timo Andre and David Kaplan perform four-hand piano music Friday night at Bargemusic.

Timo Andres and David Kaplan perform four-hand piano music Friday night at Bargemusic.

What two hands cannot grasp, four hands can.

Bargemusic hosts a number of concerts in May for piano four-hands, and one can get a taste of the experience this week with a concert by pianists Timo Andres and David Kaplan.

Friday night, Andres and Kaplan will play old and new music, some originally written for two pianos, the others, arrangements. On the program is Brahms’ four-hand music for his Liebeslieder Waltzes, and Carl Czerny’s arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Andres, one of our most notable young composers, is bringing a four-hand arrangement of “How Can I Live in Your World of Ideas” from his sprawling Shy and Mighty, as well as his Retro Music, which he describes as “an alternatively valiant and pathetic attempt at waltzing à la Brahms, Schubert, or Ravel.”

Timo Andres and David Kaplan play piano four-hands 8 p.m. Friday at Bargemusic bargemusic.org.


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