Piano Duets

Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Franz Schubert - Sonata D959 & Piano Duets (2014) {La Dolce Volta LDV 15}

Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Franz Schubert - Sonata D959 & Piano Duets (2014) {La Dolce Volta LDV 15}
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© 2014 La Dolce Volta | LDV 15
Classical / Romantic / Piano

The title ‘1828’ refers to Schubert’s final and astoundingly productive year, which brought forth the three duets and solo sonata featured on this disc. In Philippe Cassard’s hands, the declamatory dynamism of the D959 A major Sonata’s first-movement exposition takes a back seat, with an emphasis on shapely soft playing that ravishingly comes to roost throughout the movement’s development section. The pianist’s eloquent legato holds attention in the Andantino’s outer sections, yet he downplays the harrowing chromatic climax. He similarly understates the Scherzo’s explosive descending minor scales, yet his delicate, witty arpeggiation of the main theme’s leaping chords delights. While the Rondo gains assurance and momentum as it progresses, I prefer Pollini’s firmer left-hand projection in the explosive central minor episode and the intelligent architecture of his dynamics.
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! (1950) {Riverside OJC 108 rel 1999}

Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! (1950) {Riverside OJC 108 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 127 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
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© 1950, 1999 Riverside / Fantasy / OJC | OJC 108 / 00025218610827
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Piano

This CD reissues three unusual combo dates by Duke Ellington. Two of the sessions feature Ellington and his longtime musical partner Billy Strayhorn both playing piano (while assisted by either Wendell Marshall or Joe Shulman on bass and sometimes an unidentified drummer). The futuristic "Tonk" is the best-known performance but all eight numbers (which include "Cotton Tail" and "Johnny Come Lately") are quite fascinating. The remaining date has four songs that primarily serve as features for the cello of Oscar Pettiford who is accompanied by Ellington, bassist Lloyd Trotman, drummer Jo Jones and (on two tunes) the celeste of Strayhorn; "Perdido" and "Take the 'A' Train" are most memorable. Intriguing music.

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 22, 2017
Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:34 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10882

This is an excellent Rachmaninoff programme, taking us from the high romance of the relatively early Suite No. 1 to the composer’s last opus numbered work, the Symphonic Dances. The Suite No. 1 is a very fine work, and this duo plays gorgeously in that sighing third movement Les larmes. The spectacular finale, Pâques rings out spectacularly, the powerful tone of the well paired pianos delivering a remarkable listening experience.
Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets (2017)

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:52 min | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

'I have composed a big sonata and variations for four hands, and the latter have met with a specially good reception here, but I do not entirely trust Hungarian taste, and I shall leave it to you and to the Viennese to decide their true merit' So wrote Franz Schubert in 1824, evoking the popular 19th-century genre for 4-hands piano that publishers were always pestering him to write for. In his brief life Schubert devoted 32 compositions to this form and the least of these pieces, be it a ländler, polonaise or march, radiates with all of his finesse and sensitivity.
Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)

Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 230

For this Alpha-Classics album of modernist music arranged for two pianos, Alexei Lubimov and Slava Poprugin play four essential works that yield some surprises in their keyboard versions. Three of the pieces are transcriptions of instrumental music, specifically Igor Stravinsky's arrangement of his Concerto in E flat major, "Dumbarton Oaks," John Cage's reduction of Erik Satie's Socrate, and Darius Milhaud's four-hand transcription of Satie's Cinéma (composed as a soundtrack for the short Dadaist film Entr'acte, used in the ballet Relâche), with Stravinsky's Concerto for two pianos solo performed as it was originally written.
Nicolas Callot & Lucas Blondeel - Fur Gross und Klein - Piano Duets (2016)

Nicolas Callot & Lucas Blondeel - Fur Gross und Klein - Piano Duets
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 53:57 min | 126 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2016

Nicolas Callot (° 79) and Lucas Blondeel (° 81) got to know each other during a concert tour in Bulgaria in the summer of 1993. Shortly afterwards the friends began to perform together. They enjoyed piano duo lessons with György Kurtag, Malcolm Bilson and Philippe Herreweghe.
Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 & Piano duets (2014)

Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 & Piano duets
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 80:37 min | 1.06 GB | Digital booklet
Label: La Dolce Volta (LDV15) | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2014

Schubert s imaginative world was built from the poetry he set to music throughout his life. The pianist Philippe Cassard has always felt close to those 'Wanderers', those Romantic landscapes studded by stars and moons, traversed by mountains and valleys, those quicksilver moods.
Imre Rohmann & Andras Schiff - Franz Schubert: Piano Duets (1994)

Imre Rohmann & Andras Schiff - Franz Schubert: Piano Duets (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD 11941 | Time: 00:56:18

How poor the piano literature for four hands would be without Schubert! This musical form is indebted to him for its most significant enrichment — ranging from the popular marches to works of virtually symphonic size. The roots of the genre sprang from different soils. Schubert's musical invention was so prolific that often the two hands of a pianist proved to be insufficient, and thus the performance of complicated counterpoint, the countless subsidiary themes and delicate harmonic details demanded two pianists and four hands, resembling the four parts of a string quartet.

Piano Duets: The Ultimate Collection by CD Sheet Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Feb. 7, 2015
Piano Duets: The Ultimate Collection by CD Sheet Music

Piano Duets: The Ultimate Collection by CD Sheet Music
English | Jun 1, 2006 | ISBN: 1423428013 | 1000 pages | RAR/PDF | 147,6 MB

It's Easy to Play Piano Duets by Frank Booth  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Jan. 24, 2015
It's Easy to Play Piano Duets by Frank Booth

It's Easy to Play Piano Duets by Frank Booth
English | Jan 1, 2000 | ISBN: 0711908672 | 47 Pages | PDF | 4,5 MB