WALTZ, TANGO, SAMBA & DANCES OF THE ZODIAC
Ivančić / Cikojević
L´embarquement pour Cythère, valse-musette, FP 150
Boris Papandopulo: Horoscope, Dance suite for two pianos and percussion op. 52
Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche, Suite for two pianos, op.156b
Zrinka Ivančić Cikojević, Dalibor Cikojević – pianos
Karmen Pervitić, Fran Krsto Šercar – percussions
Viktoria Bubalo, Šimun Stankov – dancers
Ivančić & Cikojević Piano Duo describe their concert programme at this year’s Dubrovnik Summer Festival as ‘a true apotheosis of rhythm and dance’ in which the dance suite Horoscope, the duo’s first project, takes central place among the rhythms and dances by Poulenc and Milhaud. The premiere of the work in its original form – for piano and percussion – took place in Houston, Texas, in 2017 (since, as they say, it is not clear whether percussionists took part in its first performance in 1936), and they recently recorded it with percussionists Ivana Kuljerić Bilić and Nikola Krbanyevitch.
Dina Puhovski's text about the programme available here.