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Brahms: Hungarian Dances For Piano Four Hands / March Duo


Release Date: 04/16/2002 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 2551   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  James MarchKathryn March
Orchestra/Ensemble:  March Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


A terrific disc: The James and Kathryn March piano duo's direct, flexible, forward-moving extroversion gets right to the stylistic and emotional core of these delightful works. Every rubato breathes in just the right proportion, and the primo part's slithery grace notes actually seem to bend. Tempo changes are effected with utter naturalness, and no matter how brisk things go, nothing's overdriven or rushed. Put simply, these pianists swing--and sound as if they're thoroughly enjoying themselves. What a world of difference compared to Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Kosèphe Jude's fussy duetting on Auvidis/Naïve! Although Centaur's fine sonics truthfully rank a nine rating, the performances are so yummy
Read more that they deserve an 11. Eleven and nine make 20, and so do "10/10" if you get my drift!

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  James March (Piano), Kathryn March (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  March Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1880; Austria 

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