Avner Dorman: Karsilama

2 Pianos

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Additional Info

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


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.

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