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All works transcribed for two pianos by Sergei Babayan.
Martha Argerich (piano) & Sergei Babayan (piano)
Argerich and Babayan excel at the hard-hitting stuff, which also includes the opening and closing of Babayan’s idiosyncratic Romo and Juliet sequence. The percussive chords at the beginning make... — More…
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda
Throughout, Bavouzet displays a light touch and laudable levels of physical stamina, with a firm grasp of the very different personalities of each piece. Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic perform... — More…
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tugan Sokhiev
This much sought-after maestro takes the first movement broadly enough to lend credence to what might seem mere ideological posturing...There are a few tank-like manoeuvres en route...but everything... — More…
Yuja Wang (piano)
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel
Making her virtuoso credentials clear throughout, Wang dismisses every difficulty with nonchalant ease...this is a talent with a vengeance, the youthful partnership with Dudamel is ideal and... — More…
Maria João Pires (piano), Martha Argerich (piano), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Lily Maisky (piano), Sascha Maisky (violin), Lyda Chen (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello), Nicholas Angelich (piano), Polina Leschenko (piano), Ilya Gringolts (violin), Nathan Braude (viola), Torleif Thedéen (cello), Nelson Goerner...
Several of the ensembles could have benefited from more sustained period of rehearsal, yet they still communicate vibrancy and the sheer enjoyment possible when fine musicians get together to... — More…
Freddy Kempf (piano)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton
With this disc, Freddy Kempf shoots straight into the top ten of Prokofiev interpreters...[He] keeps it all spruce and plays it relatively straight...The big Rachmaninov tune in the finale [of... — More…