Repertoire Search

John Corigliano

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Kaleidoscope for Two Pianos (1959)
G Schirmer Inc
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
6 Minutes
Buy this work
Worldwide Sales   North American Sales

Programme Note
John Corigliano Kaleidoscope for Two Pianos (1959)
Composer Note:

Kaleidoscope for Two Pianos was written during my student years as an undergraduate at Columbia College (1955–59). The work began as a project in Otto Luening’s composition class, and is dedicated to Luening and to composer Marc Bucci. As the title implies, is a colorful mosaic of changing symmetrical patterns, some infused with a ragtime feel, others highly lyrical in content. The work is in ternary form with an extended lyrical center that treats a folk-like melody to a variety of contrapuntal elaborations. In general, Kaleidoscope is high-spirited and full of the energy of youth. It received its world premiere at the Spoleto Festival (Italy) in 1961 with pianists Stanley Hollingsworth and Morey Ritt.

— John Corigliano

Sample Pages

  • Soloist(s)
    Arianna Goldina, Rémy Loumbrozo
    Phoenix USA:
  • Ensemble
    Quattro Mani
    Alice Rybak, Susan Grace
    Klavier Records:
  • Soloist(s)
    John Contiguglia, Richard Contiguglia
    New World Records:
  • Soloist(s)
    Ursula Oppens
    Cedille Records:
Close X

Newsletter Signup

Enter your email address to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers from Music Sales Classical.
Your data is secure and you can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy

Click here to receive regular news
© Copyright 2019 Music Sales Classical. Part of the Music Sales Group.