Joseph Rackers is a concert pianist, International Steinway Artist and Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival
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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Bela Bartok, Robert Schumann

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Track 1-2: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
J.S. Bach

Track 3-5: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Robert Schumann

  • I. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
  • II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch
  • III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten

Track 6: La Valse: Poème chorégraphique
Maurice Ravel
(transcribed for piano by the composer)

Track 7-9: Sonata
Béla Bartók

  • I. Allegro Moderato
  • II. Sostenuto e pesante
  • III. Allegro Molto

Stravinsky: Petrushka; The Rite of Spring
For Piano Four Hands

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

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Three Movements from Petrushka
Igor Stravinsky

  • 1. Russian Dance
  • 2. Petrushka's Room
  • 3. The Shrovetide Fair

The Rite of Spring Part 1: Adoration of the Earth
Igor Stravinsky

  • 4. Introduction
  • 5. Augurs of Spring
  • 6. Ritual of Abduction
  • 7. Spring Rounds
  • 8. Ritual of the Rival Tribes
  • 9. Procession of the Sage
  • 10. Dance of the Earth

The Rite of Spring Part 2: The Sacrifice
Igor Stravinsky

  • 11. Introduction
  • 12. Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
  • 13. Glorification of the Chosen One
  • 14. Evocation of the Ancestors
  • 15. Ritual Action of the Ancestors
  • 16. Sacrificial Dance