Four by Four (1946; pub. 1979)

Four by Four, Four Pieces for Piano 4-Hands

1946 (published 1979) | 7 min
Dedicated to Darius Milhaud

I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Moderato
IV. Moderato

Written in 1946 and published in 1979, Four by Four is a composition for two pianos that a 26-year-old Brubeck wrote when he was a student at Mills College in Darius Milhaud’s class. This piece shows the young composer’s mature understanding of harmony and a playful interest in rhythmic experimentation.