Avec Esprit: Gouvy, Mélan-Guéroult, Saint-Saens, Ysaye Tal & Groethuysen
Label: Sony Classical/Sony Music
Artist: Tal & Groethuysen
Composer: Louis Theodore Gouvy (1819-1898), Theo Ysaye (1865-1918), Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), Marguerite Melan-Gueroult (1848-1936)
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- Louis Théodore Gouvy (1819 - 1898): Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Minor, Op. 66:
- 1Gouvy: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Minor, Op. 66: I. Largo maestoso - Allegro09:05
- 2Gouvy: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Minor, Op. 66: II. Adagio cantabile06:28
- 3Gouvy: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Minor, Op. 66: III. Allegro vivo04:56
- Lilli Bulléro (Variations pour deux pianos sur un air anglais), Op.62:
- 4Gouvy: Lilli Bulléro (Variations pour deux pianos sur un air anglais), Op.6210:48
- Théo Ysaye (1865 - 1918): Variations for 2 Pianos in E Minor, Op. 10:
- 5Ysaye: Variations for 2 Pianos in E Minor, Op. 1013:52
- 6Saint-Saëns: Variations on a Theme of Beethoven in E-Flat Major, Op. 3518:16
- Marguerite Mélan-Guéroult (1848 - 1936): Tourbillon:
- 7Mélan-Guéroult: Tourbillon04:04
Info for Avec Esprit: Gouvy, Mélan-Guéroult, Saint-Saens, Ysaye
Once again, the multiple award-winning duo Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen show their flair for rarities that are absolutely worth hearing, this time from the French High Romantic period. In addition to works by Saint-Saëns, there are variations by Théophile Ysaÿe, brother of the legendary violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, a sonata by Louis Théodore Gouvy, and a world premiere recording by pianist and composer Marguerite Mélan-Gouéroult.
Duo Tal & Groethuysen
Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen
The Israeli pianist Yaara Tal and her German partner Andreas Groethuysen are one of the world´s leading piano duos and perform regularly at such prominent venues as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Philharmonies Berlin, Cologne and Munich, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Musikhalle Hamburg, Hongkong Arts Festival, Lucerne Festival, Frick Collection New York, Forbidden City Concert Hall Peking, Piano-Festival La Roque d´Anthéron, Salzburger Festspiele, Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Zürich - to name only a few.
Besides an unsurpassed homogenity and spontanity in their playing, the duo displays great creativity in their recital programmes which feature unjustly neglected musical treasures in addition to the standard repertoire.
The exclusive cooperation with the record company SONY CLASSICAL makes up an important part of their international success: The Duo Tal & Groethuysen has released numerous recordings of piano music for four hands (largely world première recordings e.g. of pieces by Carl Czerny, Reinhard Febel, Theodore Gouvy, Charles Koechlin, Felix Mendelssohn, Max Reger, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner) which have brought them great acclaim from critics and the public alike.
Their CD's have won the coveted “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” no less than nine times, while the German Phono Academy has awarded its “Echo Klassik”-Prize to five of their recordings, including the complete recordings of Schubert´s music for four hands and the complete Mozart piano duos. Other awards from outside Germany, such as the “Cannes Classical Award“,“Editor´s Choice“ by Gramophone and the “Supersonic Award“ reflect their high international reputation.
The latest releases included in 2013 'Götterdämmerung', with two-piano transcriptions of Wagner's operas ('Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik' 2013), in 2014 the double concerto by Mozart combined with the rarely performed concerto for four-hand piano and orchestra by Carl Czerny, and Rossini's 'Petite messe solennelle' together with the choir of the Bavarian Radio under Peter Dijkstra.
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