Five Forgeries for Piano Duet (1963) The first broadcast was by Anne Shasby and Richard McMahon on BBC Radio 3 in December 1978.
Poulenc – Hindemith – Stravinsky – Delius – Bartok
The Five Forgeries were written in 1963 and published the following year. They are simply party-pieces taking off aspects of the styles of the composers indicated. Poulenc is dedicated to Sir Lennox Berkeley, who was a close friend of the French composer; Hindemith to my tutor at Cambridge, Philip Radcliffe, who took Hindemith rather seriously; Stravinsky to the painter and later business consultant Harold Lewis, who shared my admiration for the composer; Delius to my father Frank Dickinson, the contact lens pioneer, who loved his music; Bartok to Dinos Constantinides, the Greek-American violinist and later composer who was my chamber music partner in New York.
Five Forgeries for Piano Duet
The first broadcast was by Anne Shasby and Richard McMahon on BBC Radio 3 in December 1978.
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