Avner Dorman: Karsilama

2 Pianos


For two pianos. The Turkish word 'Karsilama' refers to a popular couple’s folk dance in 9/8 meter. Originally, the word 'Karsilama' meant 'face-to-face greeting.' Avner Dorman thought it would be appropriate to write a couple’s dance for two pianists, since a piano duo plays facing each other. The piece is structured as a set of variations. Each presents a different way to dance the 9/8 rhythm, as well as a different way two people might greet each other face-to-face. The Palestinian and Israeli piano-duo Duo Amal gave the premiere of Karsilama in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012, and performs the piece around the world.

Additional Info

Composer Avner Dorman
Publisher G Schirmer Inc
Arrangement Piano (PF)
Format Score and Parts
Genre 20th Century

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