Volume II of the Godowsky duets features seven ancient dances including a gavotte, bourrée, and rigàudon, and seven modern dances (waltz, tarântella, polka, jig, and more). The preface describes specifics about each piece, and offers insight into the composer's life.
Joseph Banowetz graduated with a First Prize from the Vienna Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst. Banowetz has been a piano recitalist and orchestral soloist on five continents. He was awarded the Liszt Medal by the Hungarian Liszt Society in recognition of his outstanding performances of Liszt and the Romantic literature.