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RACHMANINOV, S.: Piano Duos (Complete) (Magalhaes, Schumann)

Composer(s):Rachmaninov, Sergei
Artist(s) Magalhaes, Luis, piano • Schumann, Nina, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue TP1039039
Label TwoPianists
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 19.98
 

 

   




Review By Claudia Dasche,Deutschlandradio Kultur,September 2010

CD of the Week

Literatur für zwei Klaviere nimmt im gesamten klassischen Klavierrepertoire nur einen kleinen Bruchteil ein. Sergei Rachmaninoff hat für diese Besetzung allerdings einige Werke komponiert und arrangiert. Diese wurden nun von der südafrikanischen Pianistin Nina Schumann und dem Portugiesen Luis Magalhaes neu eingespielt.

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Review By Louis Heyneman,Die Burger,October 2007

Rachmaninoff left his homeland and soon became an international music figure. But I doubt he would have dreamt that his legacy would travel so quickly to the southern point of Africa. It is barely one generation later and his complete works for two pianos are released in Stellenbosch, and if today the composer heard this excellent recording, he would certainly be proud. Nina Schumann and her husband, Portuguese-born pianist Luis Magalhães, recorded an ambitious program with great flair and artistic empathy. One realizes that even the best composers can only put beautiful melody, interesting harmony and rhythmic patterns on paper. It is still the performer who must understand and transmit the essence of the musical feeling…with the Symphonic Dances it is clear that the

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Review By Bernardo Mariano,Sons Diário de Notícias,June 2006

The interpretations of Schumann and Magalhães are extremely solid: the ensemble is very well coordinated and the balance/equilibrium of the duo is a rule. Thanks to their interpretations, the works here presented sound like one piano with the power and capabilities of two








 

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