DOUGHERTY & RUZICKA
27 minutes, 1984
Songs by Celius Dougherty
Sung by Nancy Williams
Accompanied by the Composer
Introduced by Celeste Holm
Cinematography by Bruce Lane
Interviews by Virginia Bouvier
Directed by Park Dougherty
American Film Festival Finalist
The Ke Intro. (3 Meg Quicktime Mo)
The Ke, Performance by Nancy Williams, accompanied by Celius. (3.5 Meg Quicktime Movie.)
Celius Dougherty & Vincenz Ruzicka with Margaret Speaks on tour in Hawaii, Dec., 1947, where they accompanied her singing and performed Music from Seas and Ships, a duo-piano work dedicated to Dougherty's brother, killed at Pearl Harbor on the USS Arizona.
Dougherty & Ruzicka was one of the top duo-piano teams of the 1940s and 50's. At their first concert (in Town Hall, 1939,) they played Igor Stravinsky's "Concerto for Two Pianos," for which the Herald Tribune credited them with "an uncommonly exhilarating performance.....complete technical mastery and communicative zeal." The team went on to play in every state of the union and in Vienna with the Vienna Symphony in 1955, where it gave the world premiere of Schoenberg's Sonata in C, an orchestral work which Dougherty arranged for two pianos.
INSTRUMENTAL WORKS BY CELIUS DOUGHERTY
ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2 PIANOS
AVAILABILITY OF MUSIC
Except for those marked with an X, all titles listed above are held in the CeliusDougherty.Org archive and the music library at the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities. All published works can also be found at the Schubert Club Museum and the music libraries at St. Olaf College and the College of Charleston. Published works are delineated by initials as follows: "GS" for G. Schirmer, "BH" for Boosey & Hawkes, "CF" for Carl Fisher, "HWG" for H W Gray Co. and "Ch" for J & W Chester, Ltd. Sheet music that is out of print - all piano music - can be reproduced with the permission of the publisher.