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Fantasy‚ Tales & Enchantment
Required: one piano

A phantasmagoric musical universe revisited through the four hands pianistic sounds of Josée and Martin Caron. With extraordinary poetry and fluidity‚ the duo makes the stars sparkle‚ the troubled lovers weep‚ the fairies sing‚ the gnomes "groan"‚ the elves fly‚ the goblins laugh and the clowns dance !

Through these universal melodies and the pianists’s colorful play‚ the Fancy‚ Schubert’s grandiose work‚ and the music inspired from fantastic stories of famous authors produce enchanting pictures.


· Schubert - Fantasy in f minor
· Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night’s Dream - incidental Music to Shakespeare’s Play
· Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites no 1 & 2 - incidental Music to Ibsen’s Play

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Lyricism & Radiance  top ↑ 
Required: one piano

Martin Caron has crafted the arrangement of a work for solo piano from the famous ex-Beatles‚ Paul McCartney. World premiere and tribute to this great musician‚ the version for four hands of A Leaf reproduces all its original character and magnifies it.

Radiant music of the post-Romantic era from Elgar to McCartney offering special colors: contrast‚ grandiloquence‚ subtle humor and great lyricism‚ typically English. These works‚ rare‚ diverse and sensitively played by the Duo Caron are to be heard and discovered.


· Sir Ralph Vaughan Williams - Excerpt - Overture from the Opera « The Wasps »
· Sir Paul McCartney - A Leaf
· Sir William Walton - Duet for Children‚ Books 1 & 2
· Sir Edward Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings

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The Poetic Pianos  top ↑ 
Required: two pianos

Post-Romantic and contemporary repertoire with an orchestral dimension translated beautifully with the added interest of a "new sound". Fullness‚ contrapuntal use‚ transcendent harmony‚ virtuosity and percussion highlighted in Martin Caron’s original transcriptions for two pianos. With exceptional musicality and skill‚ the duo Caron offers an unusual listening of these monumental works.

The pianists include in this program Alan Belkin’s Suite for two pianos‚ premiered by the duo Caron in 1996. The captivating suite including four short movements is a writing full of contrasts‚ worthy of the greatest Quebecers composers of the XXIth century.


· R. Strauss - « Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks »‚ Symphonic Poem
· Belkin - Suite for two pianos‚ premiered by Duo Caron (1996)
· Mussorgsky - « Night on Bald Mountain »‚ Symphonic Poem
· Mendelssohn - « Italian » Symphony

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