Duets in Color - Book 1. (Early to Mid-Intermediate Level). By Naoko Ikeda. For Piano/Keyboard. Willis. Early to Mid-Intermediate. 64 pages. Published by Willis Music (HL.416898).
ISBN 1617808644. 9x12 inches.
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 duets 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!