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Disc 1
01
Paul Jacobs, prima; Ursula Oppens, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Petrouchka: Scene I
09 :31
02
Paul Jacobs, prima; Ursula Oppens, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Petrouchka: Scene II
04 :06
03
Paul Jacobs, prima; Ursula Oppens, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Petrouchka: Scene III
06 :20
04
Paul Jacobs, prima; Ursula Oppens, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Petrouchka: Scene IV
12 :48
05
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - 3 Pieces for string quartet: No. 1
00 :52
06
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - 3 Pieces for string quartet: No. 2
02 :00
07
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - 3 Pieces for string quartet: No. 3
04 :26
08
Paul Jacobs, Piano I; Ursula Oppens, Piano II Igor Stravinsky - Concerto per due Pianoforti Soli: Con moto
06 :13
09
Paul Jacobs, Piano I; Ursula Oppens, Piano II Igor Stravinsky - Concerto per due Pianoforti Soli: Notturno. Adagietto
05 :15
10
Paul Jacobs, Piano I; Ursula Oppens, Piano II Igor Stravinsky - Concerto per due Pianoforti Soli: Quattro variazioni
04 :24
11
Paul Jacobs, Piano I; Ursula Oppens, Piano II Igor Stravinsky - Concerto per due Pianoforti Soli: Preludio e Fuga
04 :47
12 10 :16
13
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Five Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): Andante
01 :03
14
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Five Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): Espanola
00 :51
15
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Five Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): Balalaika
00 :49
16
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Five Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): Napolitana
01 :08
17
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Five Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): Galop
01 :46
18
Paul Jacobs, Piano I; Ursula Oppens, Piano II Igor Stravinsky - Etude for Pianola
02 :33
Disc 2
01
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Three Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): March
01 :10
02
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Three Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): Waltz
01 :28
03
Ursula Oppens, prima; Paul Jacobs, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Three Easy Pieces (for Piano, 4 Hands): Polka
00 :48
04
Paul Jacobs, prima; Ursula Oppens, seconda Igor Stravinsky - Zvietochnoy Waltz
00 :48
05 01 :16
06 02 :29
07 01 :54
08 01 :55
10
Paul Jacobs, Ursula Oppens Igor Stravinsky - Piano-Rag-Music
03 :14
15
Paul Jacobs, Ursula Oppens Arnold Schönberg - Klavierstucke, Op. 33a
01 :52
16
Paul Jacobs, Ursula Oppens Arnold Schönberg - Klavierstucke, Op. 33b
03 :04
17 04 :56
18
Paul Jacobs, Aaron Copland - pianos Aaron Copland - Four Piano Blues: No. 1, Freely Poetic
02 :12
19
Paul Jacobs, Aaron Copland - pianos Aaron Copland - Four Piano Blues: No. 2, Soft and Languid
02 :22
20 02 :41
21
Paul Jacobs, Aaron Copland - pianos Aaron Copland - Four Piano Blues: No. 4, With Bounce
01 :18
22 07 :41
25 03 :28
26 05 :51
ARTIST
TITLE
Stravinsky: Music for Four Hands
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ARB 155CD ARB 155CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2008 release. The complete Stravinsky recordings made for Nonesuch by pianists Paul Jacobs and Ursula Oppens are coupled with a New York recital Jacobs gave to illustrate the influence of jazz in 20th century classical music. With Aaron Copland present, Jacobs plays his "Four Piano Blues" and, with the composer, both give his "Danzón Cubano." Original text by Jacobs and spoken commentary make this a unique view of how he witnessed up close many great influences on contemporary music. Paul Jacobs, a Bronx native, left the repressive USA of the 1950s for the intellectual and freer climate of Paris, where he mingled and championed contemporary music. Back in New York, he was the New York Philharmonic's pianist and made groundbreaking recordings of old and new music. A familiar of Stravinsky's, he and Oppens play his Petrushka ballet's orchestral score as a piano four hands work. Jacobs's career was put to an end when he was among the first great musicians to die with the outbreak of AIDS in 1983. Arbiter keeps his art alive by offering these long out-of-print recordings with rediscovered live performances. Also includes performances of compositions by Debussy, Schönberg, William Bolcom, and Frederic Rzewski.