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Gershwin For Two
                                                Pianos

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Concert Pianists Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling team up to present a CD of Gershwin's major concert works in their own, new, sparking, two-piano transcriptions
Release Date:
November 14 2013

Rhapsody in Blue
Concerto in F
Porgy and Bess Fantasy
I Got Rhythm Variations


Two Pianos




Manhattan Serenade
Piano Masterpieces of the Jazz Age


The music of George Gershwin, Billy Mayerl, and Others.
Manhattan
                                                        Serenade

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1.    Manhattan Serenade (1928) Louis Alter
2.    Dolly Dimples (1927) Louis Alter
3.    Syncopated Love Song (1930) Dana Suesse
4.    Serenade to A Skyscraper (1941) Dana Suesse
5.    Shreveport Stomp (1925) Jelly Roll Morton

       Aquarium Suite (1937) Billy Mayerl
6.        Willow Moss
7.        Moorish Idol
8.        Fantail
9.        Whirligig

10.    The Joker  (1934) Billy Mayerl
11.    Sweet William (1938) Billy Mayerl
12.    Estelle (1930) Frankie Carle

13.    Silhouette: A Musical Outline (1927) Rube Bloom
14.    Sapphire: A Musical Gem (1927) Rube Bloom
15.    That Futuristic Rag (1923) Rube Bloom
16.    Aunt Jemima’s Birthday (1931) Rube Bloom

17.    Society Blues (1927) James Blythe
18.    The Cyclone (1923) Ferdie Grofé
19.    Chromatic Capers (1925) George L. Cobb
20.    Feeding the Kitty (1919) George L. Cobb

21.    Russianova (1923) Bert Grant and Cecil Arnold
22.    Variations on “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee” (1912)


Recorded August 2011 on a 9-foot, two-inch Fazioli Concert Grand Piano, Model F278
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Racing Down the Black and Whites


The music of George Gershwin, Billy Mayerl, and Others.
Racing Down
                                                        the Black and
                                                        Whites
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     Gershwin's Three Preludes.
  1. Prelude 1: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  2. Prelude 2: Andante con moto e poco rubato
  3. Prelude 3: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso


  4. Novelette in Fourths
  5. Rialto Ripples Rag
  6. Blue Moonlight
  7. Afternoon of a Black Faun
  8. Marigold

     Four Aces Suite by Billy Mayerl
  9. Ace of Clubs
10. Ace of Diamonds
11. Ace of Hearts
12. Ace of Spades

13. Springtime of Love: A Concert Paraphrase
14. Nanette
15. Syncopétude
16. Racing Down the Black and Whites
17. Grand Fantasy on Themes from Show Boat

Recorded January 2010 on a 9-foot, two-inch Fazioli Concert Grand Piano, Model F278
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Double Trouble

Frederick Hodges and Adam Swanson playing their own piano duet arrangements of popular rags and songs.
Double
                                                        Trouble
  • Double Trouble
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • The Entertainer
  • Swipsey Cake Walk
  • Stay Out Of The South
  • Dill Pickles
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  • Nola
  • Canadian Capers
  • Happy Feet
  • Painoflage
  • Kitten On The Keys
  • Manhattan Madness
  • Space Shuffle
Recorded on Two Fazioli Concert Grand Pianos
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Up And Down The Keys
Up And
                                                  Down The Keys Purchase
Up and Down The Keys

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  • Piano Pan
  • Up And Down The Keys
  • Try and Play It
  • Dixie Kisses
  • Broken Glass
  • Jacquette
  • Ivory Chips
  • Sparkles
  • Dancing With A Deb
  • Bluin’ The Black Keys
  • Something Doing
  • The Midnight Trot
  • Static And  Code
  • Hop House Blues
  • Owl On The Organ
  • Savannah Sunset
  • Rackety Rag
  • The Music Box Rag
  • Shy And Sly
  • The Lion Tamer Rag

Kitten On The Keys
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Kitten On The Keys
  • Kitten On The Keys
  • You Tell 'Em Ivories
  • The Blue Grass Rag
  • Buffalo Means Business
  • That Hindu Rag
  • Russian Rag
  • Cucumber Rag
  • Daintiness Rag
  • The Maurice Walk
  • Drawing Room Echoes
  • Smiles and Chuckles
  • Kinklets
  • The Pippin
  • Novelty Rag
  • Panama
  • A Tennessee Tantalizer
  • Palm Beach
  • Fizz Water
  • The Chevy Chase

Ragtime Dance Party
Ragtime Dance
                                                    Party
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  • Pegasus
  • The Cake Walk In The Sky
  • Hello Frisco Medley
  • Pickles and Peppers
  • Whistling Rufus
  • Who Let The Cows Out?
  • Honky Tonky
  • Poor Butterfly
  • Rabbit's Foot
  • Pork and Beans
  • Queen Rag
  • Castle House Rag
  • Smoky Mokes
  • The Smoky Topaz
  • Wild Cherries Rag
  • Pleasant Moments
  • Maori
  • Shake It and Break It
  • The Lion Tamer Rag

Hello, Frisco!


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  • I Wants A Ping Pong Man
  • The Dance Of The Grizzly Bear
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • Everybody’s Doing It Now
  • The Oceana Roll
  • Ragtime Cowboy Joe
  • Row, Row, Row
  • Snookey Ookums
  • That International Rag
  • Aba Daba Honeymoon
  • I Want To Go Back To Michigan
  • Hello, Frisco!
  • If You Only Had My Disposition
  • I Love A Piano
  • The Dixie Volunteers
  • When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band To France
  • Sahara
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Turn On The Heat


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  • Dancing Tambourine  
  • Moonlight on the Ganges 
  • Deep Night  
  • Up in the Clouds 
  • Thinking of You  
  • Flapperette  
  • Meditation  
  • Zwei Dunkle Augen, Zwei
  • Eier Im Glas!  
  • Innocent Ingenue Baby  
  • Rooster Rag  
  • Dancing the Devil Away  
  • Looking for a Boy  
  • Idawanna  
  • Two Little Babes in the Wood  
  • Castilian
  • Turn on the Heat  
  • Doll Dance  
  • There's a Lump of Sugar Down in Dixie  
  • Me and the Boy Friend  
  • Texas Fox Trot  
  • Room With a View  
  • Chong

Picnics


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  • Pickles and Peppers
  • Champagne Rag
  • Texas Fox Trot 
  • Paragon Rags
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Pineapple Rag
  • Country Club
  • Possum And Taters
  • Bohemia Rag
  • Pork And Beans
  • Kismet Rag
  • Bethena

DVDs
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Wings DVD

Release date: 24 January 2012
Paramount Studios

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Dave Kehr's New York Times review of Wings DVD
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Phantom
                                            of the Opera

Release date: 11 November 2011
From Image Entertainment, Produced by David Shepard


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                                                          at Keystone
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Melies Encore

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What are the critics saying about Frederick Hodges?

"If you love ragtime, stride piano, and novelty numbers of the teens, 1920s and 30s, you’re bound to fall in love with these collections by Frederick Hodges."

Leonard Maltin

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"This CD by Frederick Hodges belongs in the library of everyone who truly cares about ragtime and novelty piano music.  Highly recommended."

Jack Rummel

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