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Avner Dorman

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Karsilama (2011)
Work Notes
G Schirmer Inc
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
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Programme Note
Avner Dorman Karsilama (2011)

First performance:
February 15 2012
Duo Amal: Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, pianists
Sounds of Israel
Staatliche Jugendmusikschule Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Composer's Note:
The Turkish word Karsilama refers to a popular couple’s folk dance in 9/8 meter. Originally, the word Karsilama means “face to face greeting.” Since a piano duo plays facing each other, I thought it would be appropriate to write a couple’s dance of this kind for two pianos.

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.

— Avner Dorman

  • 15 OCT 2014
    Sarasota, FL
    Duo Amal

    Other Dates:
    18,17,16 October - Sarasota, FL
  • 26 MAR 2014
    Paris, France
    Duo Amal
  • 22 FEB 2014
    Cleveland, OH
    Duo Amal
  • 05 JAN 2014
    Palm Beach, FL
    Duo Amal
  • 09 NOV 2013
    Met Museum, NY
    Duo Amal

    Other Dates:
    10 November - Greenville, SC
  • 02 JUL 2013
    City of London Festival
    Haberdashers' Hall, London, UK
    Duo Amal, pianos
  • 27 JUN 2013
    Berlin, Germany
    Duo Amal, pianos
  • 11 FEB 2013
    Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts
    Duo Amal
  • 15 FEB 2012
    Karsilama World Premiere
    Sounds of Israel
    Hamburg, Germany
    Duo Amal
    Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, pianists

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