Duets in Color - Book 1
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!