This collection presents nine beautifully-crafted duet arrangements of classic works from the Russian repertory. Compiled and prepared by composer Halyna Ovcharenko, the arrangements have been carefully selected from a variety of genres, including orchestral, chamber, opera, and ballet. Twentieth-century classics such as the Allegretto from Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 and the Gavotte from Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony sit alongside timeless masterpieces like Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade and Tchaikovsky's 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' from The Nutcracker. Topped off with works by Glinka, Borodin, Musorgsky, and Rachmaninoff, the result is a varied and satisfying collection suitable for all intermediate and advanced duettists.
Shostakovich: Allegretto from String Quartet No. 8
Borodin: Polovtsian Dance No. 1
Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2
Musorgsky: 'Gopak' from Sorochintsi Fair
Prokofiev: Gavotte from Symphony No. 1, 'Classical'
Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker