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Wydawnictwo: Chandos
Nr katalogowy: CHAN 10863
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: maj 2015
EAN: 95115186329
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960
Obszar (język): rosyjski, francuski, węgierski
Instrumenty: fortepian

Debussy / Stravinsky / Bartok: Transcriptions for Two Pianists

Chandos - CHAN 10863
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
François-Frédéric Guy, piano
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Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918):
Jeux (Transcription for two pianos by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)

Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971):
Le Sacre du printemps (Transcription for piano four hands by Igor Stravinsky)

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945):
Two Pictures (Transcription for two pianos by Zoltán Kocsis)
These two-piano transcriptions played by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and François-Frédéric Guy renew our experience of three great orchestral works, each of which was premiered in 1913.

Bavouzet’s version of Jeux is, like any fine transcription, far more than a memento of the original. Not only the trills and tremolandos needed on the piano to maintain sustained notes and chords, but also the interplay between the pianists, lines and motifs bouncing between them, become active participants in an intimate music of undulant ambiguity, dream, and darkness.

‘In Full Flower’, the first of the Two Pictures by Bartók, is often taken as his most Debussian composition thanks to his exploration of new scales and harmonic worlds. However, in bringing out its luxuriant and blossoming Hungarian aspects, Zoltán Kocsis emphasises rather its fully Bartókian character, which Bavouzet has conveyed to wide critical praise. The two ‘pictures’ here provide a route from Debussy’s world of erotic reverie to Stravinsky’s of ancient ritual.

The thundering and the bells of the two pianos in full and accurate fury make this version of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps hardly less forceful in the hands of these two dazzling and virtuosic pianists.

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