Celebrate Beethoven's birthday with these new scores for piano duo

Among performing, traveling, video-making, and announcing our New Music • New Video composition competition, we've also managed to put the finishing touches on four new piano duo scores:

Last month we performed our dreamy, mobile-inspired four-hand arrangement of Brahms' Lullaby on Performance Today. Watch our performance here, starting at 17:53. To mark the occasion, we've released score to the public.

To celebrate the holiday season, we've released our arrangement of "Ave Maria" (arranged for piano—four hands). And we found two Beethoven symphony scores (both arranged for two pianos) to make available in celebration of Beethoven's 247th birthday!

May many sparkling piano duets ring out this weekend in his honor. 🎶

New Music • New Video Competition

We’re thrilled to announce our New Music • New Video composition competition! Driven by our passion to make classical music a relevant force in today's society, we’ve come up with a composition competition unlike any other. 

The purpose of this call is to encourage composers to create new, impactful works for piano duo. We will perform the winning submission in a fully produced Anderson & Roe music video, to be shared over all our social media channels.

This is a unique opportunity for a composer—young or old, brand new or well established, self-taught or conservatory educated—to have their work potentially reach millions of new listeners all over the world by featuring their talents on the global stage: social media.

We're incredibly eager to share our passion and platform with the winning composer, and we can't wait to see what sort of wild, weird, and exciting film we'll create together. The deadline is May 1, 2018. Start your composing engines!

Piano Performer Magazine

Check out our recent in-depth interview in Piano Performer Magazine!

Editor Tanya Levy hit us with dozens of stimulating questions covering everything from our early days and education to our practice and performance rituals to our visions for the future of classical music.

If you've had any lingering questions for us, there's a good chance we covered them here.

Feel free to take notes (there will be a test). 🤓 

Catch us "Live"!

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We're joining host Fred Child for a friendly chat and recording session on PRI's Performance Today this Monday, November 20 at noon EST / 9:00am PST. The interview and performance will take place in New York City's new Steinway Hall before a live audience and be broadcast simultaneously via Facebook Live.

On the docket:

RACHMANINOFF: “The Night… The Love” from Suite No. 1 (Fantaisie-tableaux) for Two Pianos, Op. 5
BRAHMS / ANDERSON & ROE: “Good Evening, Good Night,” Op. 49, No. 4
MOZART / ANDERSON & ROE: Ragtime alla Turca (after the Rondo alla Turca, K. 331)

Be sure to tune in and say hello in the comments.

 

UPDATE:

The taping was a success. Watch the replay here!

And tune in to Performance Today on Tuesday, November 28 to hear us perform two of our latest works: our Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a Theme by Leonard Cohen) and our cover of the Beatles' "Let It Be."

Nothing quite like rain... 🌧️

We've just wrapped up our concert here in Greenwich, Connecticut and are heading back to our hotel through a light rain. The delicate drops against our windshield remind us of the amazing video Stephen Malinowski created to accompany our rendition of Vivaldi's Sento in seno. 

Stephen's an old friend who created something similar for our Cat’s Fugue that we adore to this day. We love the way he's able to visually represent music notation, deliberately highlighting musical or narrative aspects of the score. ::cough, cough, GENIUS::

Check out his latest work—a melodic rain of tears against a harmonic pane of stained glass. We can’t imagine a more beautiful or meaningful way to visually represent Sento in seno. Bravo, Stephen!