This varied and exciting duet collection is full of new and accessible arrangements for every duet player and lover of Baroque music. In beautifully prepared editions, you'll find perennial favourites as well as a host of other Baroque classics and less well-known gems, most arranged as piano duets for the first time. There's plenty for those looking to dazzle an audience, as well as lively dances and more intimate beauties.
Michael Aston held an Exhibition for music at Cambridge University. After a short career in the Civil Service, he moved to Leeds, in 1979, and began a career as a freelance musician. A pianist specializing in accompaniment and piano duos, he taught piano and became involved in continuing education, presenting courses for the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and Cambridge. He is a lifelong enthusiast for the music of William Walton, and has lectured widely on the subject and visited the Walton estate in Italy. He has written about Walton for Classical Music magazine and edited a volume of the William Walton Edition, published by Oxford University Press. He is the compiler of four volumes of piano duets published by OUP.
Jesu, joy of man's desiring from Cantata BWV147 ; Sinfonia from Cantata BWV29 ; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV634 ; Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon ; Siciliana and Presto from Organ Concerto in F, Op. 4 No. 5 ; Contredanse from Les Indes galantes ; Andante from Organ Voluntary in E minor, Op. 6 No. 9 ; Allegro from Concerto in A minor, Op. 3 No. 8 RV522