Piano Duets

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.
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.
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.
20th Century Piano Duets Collection - Sonja & Shanti Sungkono (2006)

20th Century Piano Duets Collection - Sonja & Shanti Sungkono (2006)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 268 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nca | Catalog Number: 60140

Sonja and Shanti Sungkono hail from Jakarta by way of Germany. The 20th Century Piano Duets Collection is their second release for New Classical Adventure. Most of this repertoire is fairly standard stuff for piano duo. Although Colin McPhee's once obscure Balinese Ceremonial Music is gaining ground in the central literature and Raimo Kangro's much later music probably belongs there, the proof here is in the playing, rather than in the pudding or any other factor one might consider. The Sungkonos' Bartók is especially dynamic and engaging, but the whole disc is bursting with enthusiasm and energy from the wild thrill ride that is Kangro's Klimper Op. 20/4 all the way to their dazzling and urgent realization of Danses Andalouses of Manuel Infante.
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.
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.

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

Schubert: Piano Duets / Richter & Britten  Music

Posted by Berthold_80 at Feb. 18, 2010
Schubert: Piano Duets / Richter & Britten

Schubert: Piano Duets / Richter & Britten
Decca | BBC | Britten at Aldeburgh | 2000
EAC | ape (img+cue) | log | 230 MB