176 Keys to Europe Roars through the cobweb-filled ruins of clichéd Classical Music altars
...prepare to be blown away, as this refreshing storm of passion, romance, daring dynamics, playfulness and pure bliss ... Right from the very start, with the percussive and powerful first notes of Debussy's Nocturne, the course is set for a journey full of discoveries...
What I found rather intriguing, was the fact that the differences with just one piano are far subtler than one would have thought. In the quiet passages, there is more deepness, in the louder passages there is more weight and in the expressive parts in between these two, there are remarkably more shades and colours.
Despite being more than an hour long, the album never gets tiresome or self-indulgent. Which, again, has everything to do with it being carefully planned and arranged. Sit down and let go of those silly thoughts and prejudices about four handed piano play - these keys lead straight to happiness.
recording is an excellent example of their superb musicality and perfect
ensemble playing. I first heard this duo via this recording and... engaged
them to perform on a music series for which I am the artistic director.
Their live performance lived up to my expectations and more. " Michael Cannon, Honest Brook
Music Festival, NY
"Just had a chance to listen to
your wonderful CD. You play Gazebo Dances (and everything else) wonderfully
and I am delighted you chose my piece to record...Thanks again for performing
my work." John Corigliano,
"Your collective playing is very impressive--crisp
and rhythmically incisive. [Your CD] is terrific! ...I especially appreciate
the judicious use of pedal. And your interpretations are interesting,
and very musical." Michael
Colgrass, composer, author, Toronto
Live Concert Recording 1 piano 4 hands
Maurice Ravel Rhapsodie Espagnole
I- Prélude à la nuit
Live Concert Recording 2 Pianos
George Gershwin Fantasy on Porgy and Bess (arr. Percy Grainger)