Roberto Plano & Paola Del Negro Duo

Sunday, September 24, 2017 · 4:00PM

Program included: Schumann, J. Burgmein, Brahms, Smetana

This Italian husband and wife piano duo performed on one piano for the first half of the program and on two for the second half.


Bilder aus Osten (Pictures from the East), Op. 66 - Robert Schumann

Les amoureux de Colombine - J. Burgmein (aka G. Ricordi)

Hungarian Dances - Johannes Brahms

The Moldau, from Má Vlast - Bedřich Smetana

Sonata for Two Pianos, Op. 34b - Johannes Brahms


Excerpt of Review by John W. Barker

Roberto Plano appeared last season in a four-piano concert in the Salon Piano Series at Farley's House of Pianos. This year, to open the 2017-18 season in the same series on last Sunday afternoon, the Boston-based pianist brought along his pianist wife, Paola Del Negro, for a duo program of utter fascination.

The first half of the program was devoted to music for piano-four hands, the duo alternating between primo and secondo parts. Robert Schumann's six “Pictures From the East,” Op. 66, are examples of the composer's important duo output.

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