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gives us a special joy to play music of living composers since one has the
unique opportunity to work with the creator on details of interpretation.
That of course is not the case with latter-day composers. We feel a
responsibility as well to bring new music to the concert public, which we
have done with composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Manfred Trojahn, William
Bolcom and others. Also a special satisfaction to us is realizing new
pieces being added to the duo-piano literature for which we are
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music students we were engaged in the study of music for the love of it.
It quickly became an important part of our lives and later it became
actually more of a calling than a profession. We remember as children
getting paid for the first time and it seemd like we received a present or
gift. Today we feel priviledged to make our living doing what we love to
do. Our hobby is our profession!
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have a great admiration for the fine duo-piano team of Alfons and Aloys
Kontarksky who made an important contribution to moving contemporary music
ahead and raised the standard of duo piano playing. One of our favorite
duo-piano teams of the past is Luboshutz and Nemanoff. Their style of
playing was unique in the way they handled ritardandi and rubati together.
We were fortunate to know Genia Nemanoff personally and we enjoyed our
visits with here in New York.
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