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Two Pianos

Selected programmes repertoire performed during the first 40 years

Piano Duet

Selected programmes repertoire performed during the first 40 years

with orchestrA

Concert repertoire performed during the first 40 years

with choir

Choral repertoire performed during the first 40 years

Scroll down to the appropriate section for details of Nettle & Markham's extensive repertoire and innovative programme planning.  NB: They are able to transport their own Steinway 9ft Concert Grand Piano or their amazing Pleyel Double Piano to concert venues, both in the UK and abroad.  Click here for more information.

Orchestral

Two-Piano Concertos:

BACH:  Concerto in C minor BWV 1060

MOZART: Concerto in F K242

MOZART: Concerto in E flat K365

MENDELSSOHN: Concerto in E

BRUCH: Concerto in A flat Op.88a

SAINT-SAENS:  Carnival of the Animals
POULENC: Concerto in D Minor
BARTOK: Concerto for two pianos and percussion
BRITTEN: Scottish Ballad Op.26

ARNOLD: Concerto Op.104
HOFMEYR: Concerto (2004) - READ MORE....

Concertos for 1 piano/4 hands:

ARNOLD: Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings

Arnold: Two-Piano Concerto (excerpts) - Nettle & Markham
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Bruch: Two-Piano Concerto (excerpts) - Nettle & Markham
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Hofmeyr: Two-Piano Concerto (excerpts) - Nettle & Markham
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Two Pianos

 

PAST Two-Piano PROGRAMMEs

HUMMEL

Introduction & Rondo in E flat

SCHUMANN

Andante & Variations in B flat

SAINT-SAËNS

Scherzo

Polonaise

– Interval –

SHOSTAKOVICH

Concertino

RAVEL

Introduction & Allegro

RAVEL arr. N&M

Boléro

SCHUMANN arr. N&M

Canonic Studies
BRAHMS

Sonata in F Minor

– Interval –

SAINT-SAENS

 Danse Macabre
POULENC

Capriccio (Le Bal Masqué), Elégie; L'Embarquement pour Cythère
RAVEL

Rapsodie espagnole

BRUCH

Fantasy in D minor

MENDELSSOHN

Allegro brillant
LISZT

Concerto pathétique

– Interval –
RACHMANINOFF

Suite No.2
BERNSTEIN arr. N&M

Scenes from West Side Story

Two-Pianos & Actor/Narrator

PROKOFIEV*

Peter & the Wolf
POULENC*

Babar, the little elephant

– Interval –
WALTON*

Excerpts from 'Facade'
SAINT-SAENS*

Carnival of the Animals

* arr. N&M

HOLST

The Planets

– Interval –

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS arr. N&M

Fantasia on Greensleeves

ARNOLD arr. N&M

4 Cornish Dances

GRAINGER

Lincolnshire Posy

Handel in the Strand

Landmarks of the 20th Century

MILHAUD

Scaramouche
DEBUSSY

En blanc et noir
BARTOK

Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion

– Interval –
LEIGHTON

Prelude, Hymn & Toccata
BRITTEN

Mazurka elegiaca

ADDINSELL arr. N&M

Warsaw Concerto

Two Pianos

40 Years of two-Piano repertoire 

ADDINSELL/N&M: Warsaw Concerto

ALBENIZ/N&M: Tango

ARENSKY: Waltz (Suite No.1)

ARNOLD/N&M: 4 Cornish Dances

BARCELLINI/N&M: Souvenirs de Mon Oncle

BART/N&M: Scenes from Oliver!

BAX: Red Autumn

BEETHOVEN/N&M: March in D

BENJAMIN: Jamaican Rumba, Mattie Rag, Caribbean Dance

BENNETT: Four Piece Suite

BERKELEY: Polka

BERNSTEIN/N&M: Scenes from West Side Story

BLAKE: Dances (excerpts)

BRAHMS: 5 Waltzes, Variations on the St Antoni Chorale, Sonata in F minor

BRIDGE/N&M: Two Old English Songs

BRITTEN: Introduction & Rondo alla Burlesca, Mazurka Elegiaca

BRITTEN/N&M: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge

BRUCH: Fantasie

CANTELOUBE/N&M: 4 Songs of the Auvergne

CHABRIER: España

CHAMINADE: Le Matin

CHOPIN: Rondo in C

CHOPIN/Saint-Saëns: Sonata in B flat minor

CHURCHILL/N&M: Dwarfs’ Marching Song & Heigh-ho (Snow White)

COATES/N&M: By the Sleepy Lagoon

COPLAND: Suite: Billy the Kid

DEBUSSY: En blanc et noir, Lindaraja

DRING: 3 Fantastic Variations on Lillibulero

FALLA/N&M: Ritual Fire Dance (El Amor Brujo)

FRANCAIX: Danses Exotiques

GAY/N&M: The Lambeth Walk

GRAINGER: Country Gardens, Blithe Bells, Fantasy on George Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Children’s March, Handel in the Strand, English Waltz, Lincolnshire Posy, Molly on the Shore, Spoon River, Suite: In a Nutshell

HAHN: Pour bercer un convalescent

HERMAN/N&M: I am what I am (La Cage aux Folles)

HOLST: The Planets

HUMMEL: Introduction & Rondo

IBERT/N&M: 5 Histoires

INFANTE: 3 Danzas Andaluzas

INGHELBRECHT/N&M: Sur le pont d’Avignon

KHACHATURIAN/N&M: Sabre Dance

LECUONA/N&M: Malagueña

LEIGHTON: Prelude, Hymn & Toccata (N&M commission, world premiere)

LISZT: Concerto pathétique, Reminiscences de Don Juan

LOEWE/N&M: 4 Songs from My Fair Lady

McPHEE: Balinese Ceremonial Music

MENDELSSOHN/N&M: Allegro brilliant

MILHAUD: Scaramouche

MOSCHELES: Grand Duo: Hommage à Händel

MOZART: Larghetto & Allegro in E flat, Sonata in D

MOZART/BUSONI: Ein Orgel-Stück für eine Uhr

NICHOLAS/N&M: Quiet Peace No.1

POULENC: Capriccio, L’Embarquement pour Cythère, Elégie

PROKOFIEV/N&M: Montagues & Capulets (Romeo & Juliet)

PUCCINI/N&M: Scenes from Turandot

RACHMANINOFF: Suite (Fantasy) No.1, Suite No.2, Symphonic Dances

RAVEL: Introduction & Allegro, Rapsodie Espagnole

RAVEL/N&M: Boléro

ROPARTZ: Pièce en si mineur

ROSSINI/N&M: Overture: William Tell (with optional harmonium)

SAINT-SAENS: Caprice Arabe, Caprice Héroïque, Danse Macabre, Polonaise, Scherzo, Variations on a theme by Beethoven

SAINT-SAENS/N&M: Carnival of the Animals

SATIE: Gymnopédie No.1

SCHUBERT/N&M: Sonata in B flat

SCHUMANN: Andante & Variations

SCHUMANN/N&M: 6 Canonic Studies

SCOTT: Lotus Land

SHOSTAKOVICH: Concertino

SULLIVAN/N&M: The Major-General (The Pirates of Penzance)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves

VORISEK: Grande Ouverture in C minor

WALKER: Passacaglia (N&M commission, world premiere)

WALTON: Façade

  past Two Piano programme TITLes 

  • From Brahms to Bernstein

  • Diaghilev and His Circle

  • Two Pianos in the 19th century

  • Two Pianos By Arrangement

  • The Planets & other composers' own transcriptions

  • The Two-Piano Music of Saint-Saens (NB: centenary of death in 2021)

  • Two Pianos at the Opera and the Musical

  • The Tour de France on two pianos 

  • British Music for Two Pianos

  • 19th Century Virtuosos at Two Pianos

  • The Extraordinary Percy Grainger

  • The Piano Duo in the 20th century

 

PAST Piano duet PROGRAMMEs

Piano duet (1 piano/4 hands)

Piano duet ( 1 piano / 4 hands)

The Romantic

Piano Duet

CHOPIN

Variations in D

SCHUBERT

Fantasy in F minor

BRAHMS

Hungarian Dances

– Interval –


SCHUMANN

Pictures from the East

RACHMANINOFF

6 Pieces, Op.11

HUMMEL

Sonate ou Divertissement in E flat

GOETZ

Sonata in G minor

DVORAK

Slavonic Dances

– Interval –

FAURE

Dolly

BARBER

Souvenirs

DEBUSSY

Marche Ecossaise

BIZET

Jeux d'enfants
RAVEL

Mother Goose

– Interval –
SAINT-SAENS

 Duettino; Berceuse;

Sur les bords du Nil
POULENC

Sonata

SATIE

La Belle Excentrique

SCHUBERT

3 Marches Militaires; Rondo in D;

Duo in A minor

GRIEG

Norwegian Dances

– Interval –
STRAVINSKY

The Rite of Spring

Schumann recording

David and Richard are currently

recording the complete piano

duet works of Schumann.

David (right) and Richard (left) with

recording engineer Colin Beer

October 2017

40 YEARS OF Piano Duet repertoire

ALFORD/ARNOLD/GRAINGER/N&M: March: Colonel Bogey

ALKAN: Variations-Fantaisie sur des motifs de Don Juan de Mozart

BARBER: Souvenirs

BEETHOVEN: Sonata in D

BERKELEY: Sonatina

BERNSTEIN/N&M: Overture: Candide; Scenes from West Side Story

BERNERS: 3 Morceaux

BIZET: Jeux d’enfants

BOWEN: Suite No.2

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances; Liebeslieder; Waltzes

BRIDGE: Two Old English Songs

CARMICHAEL: Bahama Rumba; Puppet Overture

CASELLA: Pupazzetti

CHABRIER: Bourree Fantasque; Cortège Burlesque; Joyeuse Marche

CHOPIN: Variations in D

CLEMENTI: Sonata in E flat

COATES/N&M: The Dambusters’ March

DAMASE: Drominiana (UK premiere)

DEBUSSY: 6 Epigraphes Antiques; Marche écossaise; Petite Suite, Prélude, Cortège et Air de Danse (L’Enfant Prodigue)

DVORAK: Slavonic Dances

FAURÉ: Dolly

GERMAN: 3 Dances from Henry VIII

GERSHWIN/GRAINGER/N&M: Embraceable You

GOETZ: Sonata in G minor

GOTTSCHALK: Orfa: Polka

GRAINGER: Country Gardens; Harvest Hymn; Let’s dance gay in green meadow; Walking Tune

GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2; Norwegian Bridal Procession; Norwegian Dances; Symphonic Dance in A major; Waltz-Caprices

HAHN: Pièce en forme d’Aria et Bergerie

HINDEMITH: Sonata

HUMMEL: Sonate ou Divertissement; Grande Sonate; Nocturne, Theme & Variations

IBERT: Histoires

JOPLIN/AGAY: The Entertainer

LAMBERT: 3 Pièces Nègres

LEIGHTON: Sonata (N&M commission, world premiere)

LISZT: Rakoczy March

MENDELSSOHN: Allegro brilliant; Nocturne & Wedding March (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), 4 Songs without Words

MOSCHELES: Grande Sonate Symphonique in B minor

MOSZKOWSKI: Spanish Dances

MOZART: Sonatas in B flat major, G, D, F & C

ONSLOW: Sonata in F minor

POULENC: Sonata

PROKOFIEV: Montagues & Capulets (Romeo & Juliet)

RACHMANINOFF: 6 Pieces; Romance in A major (orig. 6 hands)

RAVEL: Ma Mère l’Oye

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Neapolitan Song

RUBINSTEIN: 6 Characteristic Pieces

SAINT-SAËNS: Berceuse; Duettino; Feuillet d’Album; König Harald Harfager; Marche dédiée aux etudiants d’Alger; Pas redoublé

SAINT-SAËNS: Sur les bords du Nil

SATIE: La Belle Excentrique, 3 Morceaux en forme de poire, Aperçus désagréables, En habit de cheval

SCHMITT: Une semaine du petit Elfe Ferme-l’oeil

SCHUBERT: Duo in A minor; Fantasy in F minor; Marche Carateristique in C; Rondo in D; Rondo in A; 3 Marches Militaires

SCHUBERT/GARDNER: Marche Militaire No.1

SCHUMANN: 8 Polonaises; Bilder aus Osten; 12 Pieces; Ball-Scenen; Kinderball

SCHUMANN/N&M: Canonic Studies         

SINDING/N&M: Rustle of Spring

STRAVINSKY: 3 Easy Pieces, 5 Easy Pieces, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring

WALTON/N&M: Façade: Suites 1 & 2

WARLOCK: Capriol

WEBER: 8 Pieces

YOUMANS/N&M: The Carioca

YOUMANS/SHOSTAKOVICH/N&M: Tahiti Trot

 PAST Duet programme titles 

  • Beethoven to Bernstein

  • Diaghilev and His Circle

  • Diaghilev in Paris

  • Four Hands at the Ballet

  • The Complete Duet music of Stravinsky

  • The Virtuoso Piano Duet

  • Favourite & Forgotten for Four Hands

  • Schumann around the Fireside

  • Trans-Atlantic Hand Crossing

  • The French Salon a quatre mains

  • From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

  • The 19th century Virtuoso Duo

  • An Evening with Schubert

Works with Choir

 

Although appearing as concerto soloists and recitalists forms the basis of David and Richard’s performing activities, they also relish opportunities to join forces with singers and choirs in masterpieces of the choral repertoire. Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle have been firm favourites for many seasons and following their involvement, in 2004, in the recreation of the 1st London performance of Brahms’ A German Requiem they have subsequently been invited to perform this momentous work in its fascinating four-hand version on many occasions.

"Choral Fantasy" programme for Chorus (no soloists) and 1 Piano / 4 Hands:

BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy (piano fantasy & choral finale only)

SCHUBERT Fantasy in F minor, for piano duet

BRAHMS Liebeslieder Waltzes (SATB selection)

British second half chosen from:

LAMBERT The Rio Grande

BENNETT Nonsense 

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Serenade to Music

GRAINGER Selected songs 

ELGAR From the Bavarian Highlands

Soloists, Chorus, Two Pianos and Harmonium:

ROSSINI Petite Messe Solennelle, perhaps preceded by:

ROSSINI Overture: William Tell  (arr. N&M for two pianos & harmonium)

Soloists, Chorus, Two Pianos and Percussion:

ORFF Carmina Burana

LAMBERT The Rio Grande

DYSON The Blacksmiths

Soloists, Chorus and 1 Piano / 4 Hands:

BRAHMS A German Requiem

Soloists/Chorus and 1 Piano / 4 Hands:

BRAHMS Liebeslieder Waltzes

Chorus, 1 Piano / 4 Hands and Organ:

CROSSE The Covenant of the Rainbow

BRAHMS - German Requiem​

Throughout his life Brahms was encouraged by his publishers

to transcribe his major works for home consumption

(ie for piano duet) and he usually complied, although

he was often reticent about owning up to the fact of

having done so that he insisted they be published under

various pseudonyms.

The recent publication of his duet arrangement of the Requiem has resulted in a number of performances with singers of this version which have not always been successful due to misconceptions regarding the transcription. Brahms’ one piano/four-hand transcription of the Requiem is a self-contained reduction of the complete score (solo, choral and instrumental parts) and, as such, was obviously never intended to be used as a substitute for the orchestra in choral performances (despite its possible use as substitute for the orchestra in the first private chamber performance in London in 1871).

So as to be able to present the work in a satisfactory form in performances with choir and soloists, for their unique version Nettle & Markham have painstakingly recreated the orchestral parts (from both Brahms’ piano transcription and the original score) and perform a one piano/four-hands version of the orchestral score which faithfully represents the letter and spirit of this great work, presenting it in a new light but with all the immediacy and intensity the composer intended.

This more immediate and intimate version of a much loved choral work has received a very warm, enthusiastic appreciation from audiences, singers and conductors alike:
 

"I can't thank you enough for your marathon contribution to the evening on Sunday. It is clearly a massive undertaking, and you handled it so magnificently... The whole idea of performing the Requiem in that way is clearly such a good one, and I was thrilled by the way it turned out. Your presence and the sheer quality of your playing provided the ultimate inspiration". [Brian Kay, 2006]

Capacity audiences in both Lincoln and Louth enjoyed a great West End Programme thanks to the Louth Choral Society. The Choir brought its 140th Birthday Season to a close with a theatrical performance of the 1970's West End hit Side by Side by Sondheim at the Engine Shed.

Originally cast as a revue for three soloists, narrator and two pianos, the show was given a new twist by the Louth group with eleven of the songs performed by the choir alone - and it was wonderful to see the choir singing without music.

As the opening number promised - we were presented with songs familiar, peculiar, dramatic, erratic, informal and entertaining. The choir were joined by rising West End musical theatre performers Vanessa Havell, Andrew Keelan and Sarah-Jane Bourne.

Left to right: Richard Markham, Vanessa Havell, Andrew Keelan, Sarah-Jane Bourne and David Nettle

side by side

              by stephen sondheim