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France Revisited / Piano a Deux


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25132  
Composer:  Georges OnslowClaude DebussyLinda Ang Stoodley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piano à Deux
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Husband and wife team Robert and Linda Stoodley are an adventurous duo with a very wide range of repertoire from the pops to major classical works which they present to appreciative audiences all around the world, spending much time as recitalists on cruise ships. This new album features a programme of French music, including Debussy’s well known Petite Suite and the superb First Sonata for Piano Duet by George Onslow, contemporary of the young Mozart and on this showing an equal in compositional skill. Add to that Poulenc’s ‘Songs of Love and War’ arranged by Linda into a new suite of pieces, and we have a very entertaining and instructive album beautifully played. This is the first recording of the Poulenc Suite in this arrangement. Husband and wife team Robert and Linda Stoodley are an adventurous duo with a very wide range of repertoire from the pops to major classical works which they present to appreciative audiences all around the world, spending much time as recitalists on cruise ships. This new album features a programme of French music, including Debussy’s well known Petite Suite and the superb First Sonata for Piano Duet by George Onslow, contemporary of the young Mozart and on this showing an equal in compositional skill. Add to that Poulenc’s ‘Songs of Love and War’ arranged by Linda into a new suite of pieces, and we have a very entertaining and instructive album beautifully played. This is the first recording of the Poulenc Suite in this arrangement. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Duo for Piano 4 hands no 1 in E minor, Op. 7 by Georges Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piano à Deux
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1811; France 
2.
Pieces (6) for Piano by Georges Onslow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piano à Deux
3.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piano à Deux
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
4.
Chansons de l'amour et de la guerre by Linda Ang Stoodley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piano à Deux
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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