Misha Dichter, Piano
Cipa Dichter, Piano
Edisher Savitski, Piano
Vakhtang Kodanashvil, Piano
Marta Aznavoorian, Piano
Josephine Lee, Piano
Welz Kauffman, Piano
It may take two hands to handle a Whopper, but it takes four and even six hands to negotiate the technical challenges of some of Rachmaninoff’s piano music. Welz Kauffman will have the best seat in the house, sandwiched between the beautiful Marta Aznavoorian and Josephine Lee, but everyone in the Martin will have a ball discovering Rachmaninoff’s rarely performed complete works for multiple pianists. With 30 fingers traversing 264 keys, the musical possibilities are limitless.
“The Dichters showed remarkable unanimity of phrasing and virtuosic command, tossing off the most demanding pages with power and remarkable precision.”
All-Rachmaninoff program: Two pieces for piano (six hands)
Russian Rhapsody (four hands)
Suite No. 1, Op. 5 (four hands)
Suite No. 2, Op. 17 (four hands)
Symphonic Dances (four hands)
Hear Welz Kauffman, Josephine Lee and Marta Aznavoorian perform Rachmaninoff – six hands, one piano – recorded live on WFMT.
See a recent interview with Welz Kauffman and a performance with Josephine Lee and Marta Aznavoorian from Chicago Tonight.