Move Over Darling

Sarah Walker explores the personal and sometimes intense world of the piano duo.

When performers spend so much time sitting side by side, musical and personal relationships can collide.

Kenneth Hamilton describes the historical roots of the piano duet and looks at how two pianos can be better than one, and six even better.

Professional duo partners Katia and Marielle Labeque talk about the perils of practising (having once driven their neighbour Dirk Bogarde to distraction), Isabel Beyer and Harvey Dagul reminisce about a shared life of nearly 60 years together at the piano, and Simon Crawford-Philips and Philip Moore discuss the business of finding the right instruments.