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Parish Alvars works for two pianos

With Clíodna Shanahan (piano)

The story of Elias Parish Alvars (1808-49) is a journey from obscurity, ascending to something of an international celebrity. He was dubbed ‘the Franz Liszt of the harp’ by none other than Hector Berlioz (1803-69), who was repeatedly spellbound by concerts Alvars gave in Germany. This sorcerer of the harp (and equally phenomenal pianist) received patronage from the aristocracy and royalty of Europe throughout his short-lived career.

Parish AlvarsGrand Duo on Donizetti's 'Linda di Chamounix' for two pianos, Op. 65
BochsaLe goût du jour, Op. 169
Parish AlvarsOverture, 'The Legend of Teignmouth' for piano duet, Op. 47
DussekDuo in E♭, Op. 74
Parish AlvarsGrande Fantasie Brillante