Editors’ Notes The Naughton sisters celebrate the glorious, exuberant sound of music for two pianists with a program of American compositions. John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” provides an explosive opening before Paul Schoenfield’s extraordinary homage to American popular music, Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive, with its joyful highs and quieter contemplations. The restless, helter-skelter Sonatina by Conlon Nancarrow preludes Copland’s evocative portrait of a Mexican dance hall, “El salón Mexico,” beautifully and intimately arranged by Leonard Bernstein. And Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Melody,” extracted from his orchestral suite Appalachian Spring, provides a gentler note to end the Naughtons’ colorful and skilfully performed love letter to their homeland.

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Short Ride in a Fast Machine (Arr. Antonsen for Piano 4 Hands)
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Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive
Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive: I. Metamorphoses on "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby"
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Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive: II. Labyrinth
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Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive: III. Elegy
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Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive: IV. From a Bintel Brief
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Five Days from the Life of a Manic-Depressive: V. Boogie
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Sonatina (Arr. Mikhashoff for Piano 4 Hands)
Sonatina (Arr. Mikhashoff for Piano 4 Hands): I. Presto
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Sonatina (Arr. Mikhashoff for Piano 4 Hands): II. Moderato - Più allegro
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Sonatina (Arr. Mikhashoff for Piano 4 Hands): III. Allegro molto
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El salón Mexico (Arr. Bernstein for 2 Pianos)
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Roll Over Beethoven (Transc. Antonsen for 2 Pianos)
Roll Over Beethoven (Transc. Antonsen for 2 Pianos): I. Allegro molto
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Roll Over Beethoven (Transc. Antonsen for 2 Pianos): II. Andantino
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Variations on a Shaker Melody (Arr. Lerner for Piano 4 Hands)
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