by Christopher Norton
Early Advanced Piano Duo
The Anatolian-Portuguese Suite for 2 pianos was written for the Başgöze-Pinto Piano Duo – Pınar Başgöze and Susana Pinto, colleagues at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Pinar is Turkish, Susana is Portuguese, so it seemed appropriate to write them a suite utilizing the music of their respective countries. The suite has 4 movements – in style terms Anatolian Folk, Fado, Anatolian Folk, Fado.
The Suite was first performed by Angela Turner and Suzanna Hlinka at the 4MBS Festival of Classics, Brisbane, Australia on 18 June 2017.