Classical Journey Episode 152: Hanging out with Glen Inanga

Glen Inanga, Nigerian and renowned duo pianist and musicologist, is a senior lecturer with the University College, Cayman Islands.

Glen Inanga

 

He speaks about his odyssey in classical music, collaborations and prospects.

Summer Nights in Malta, concertino for two pianos and Strings was written in 1960 and revised in 1998
It has three movements – Allegro vivace; Andante; Vivo
Glen Inanga performs with Jennifer Micallef, under the direction pf Brian Schembri.

Another Glen Inanga feature is taken from the Russian Viola Sonatas
It is the Suite for viola & piano, Op. 8 composed by Varvara Adrianovna Gaigerova, performed by Eliesha Nelson (viola), Glen Inanga (piano), recorded in 2010.

Ma mère l’Oye is a musical work by French composer Maurice Ravel.
Ravel originally wrote Ma mère l’Oye as a piano duet for the Godebski children, Mimi and Jean, ages 6 and 7. Ravel dedicated this work for four hands to the children (just as he had dedicated an earlier work, Sonatine, to their parents). Jeanne Leleu and Geneviève Durony premiered the work at the first concert of the Société musicale indépendante on 20 April 1910.
The piece was transcribed for solo piano by Ravel’s friend Jacques Charlot the same year as it was published (1910); the first movement of Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin was also dedicated to Charlot’s memory after his death in World War I.
It is also in the album by Glen Inanga and Jennifer Micallef, Music for Two Pianos by Maurice Ravel.

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