Duets in Color Bk. 2--12 Original Duets in Minor Keys
Ikeda spent 3 years composing Duets in Color, a set of 24 vibrant, elegant piano duets in major and minor keys. The duets are divided into two volumes (Book 1 are all in major keys; Book 2 in minor), and pianists are encouraged to play them in pairs as well as separately. The parts are balanced beautifully, both inner and outer voices sing with clarity, and unexpected rhythmic and tonal surprises abound. Both volumes are a joy to play!