Just as Mozart appropriated the Turkish style into his "Rondo alla turca," we've appropriated the music of Mozart into our own. We've titled the piece "Ragtime alla turca" and although it diverts considerably from the notes of Mozart's rondo, we sought to capture the utter joyousness and virtuosity -- and the folksiness and sense of play -- of the original work.
Piece: "Ragtime alla turca" (based on Mozart's "Rondo alla turca" from his Sonata in A major, K. 331. Composers: Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe Performers: The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo ( http://www.andersonroe.com )
Venue: The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (Spokane, Washington) Filmed live in concert, May 3, 2009. (We shot the close-ups during our dress rehearsal!)
Special Thanks: Kevin Rindlisbacher Steinway Piano Gallery of Spokane The Backstate Crew at the Fox Michael Conley Kent Burnham The Marvelous Volunteer Assistants The Enthusiastic Audience