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O Duo

O Duo / Chopin / Mcneff / Bach / Miki / Veldhuis
Release Date: 02/22/2011 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 17   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinStephen McNeffJohann Sebastian BachMinoru Miki,   ... 
Performer:  Owen GunnellOliver Cox
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Phenomenal artistry...Brimming with style and panache".
- The Daily Telegraph (About live concert appearance.)

"So stylish are O Duo's performances, so kaleidoscopic the colours and so invigorating the rhythms, you feel that any of these composers would happily have scored their pieces for percussion if only there had been an ensemble of O Duo's calibre around to play them."
- The Daily Telegraph (About original 2007 release of this album.)

"Percussionists O Duo perform classical works and modern pieces from Bach, Chopin, Poulenc, Miki and others. Interesting transcriptions!" - WRUV
"Phenomenal artistry...Brimming with style and panache".
- The Daily Telegraph (About live concert appearance.)

"So stylish are O Duo's performances, so kaleidoscopic the colours and so invigorating the rhythms, you feel that any of these composers would happily have scored their pieces for percussion if only there had been an ensemble of O Duo's calibre around to play them."
- The Daily Telegraph (About original 2007 release of this album.)

"Percussionists O Duo perform classical works and modern pieces from Bach, Chopin, Poulenc, Miki and others. Interesting transcriptions!" - WRUV
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Works on This Recording

1. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Owen Gunnell (Percussion), Oliver Cox (Percussion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2. Baristas, for percussion by Stephen McNeff
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Courante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5. Marimba Spiritual by Minoru Miki
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Japan 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
6. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 851 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Owen Gunnell (Percussion), Oliver Cox (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7. Goldrush by Jacob Ter Veldhuis
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1996; Netherlands (Holland 
Length: 13 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Owen Gunnell (Percussion), Oliver Cox (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
9. Knock About, for percussion by Steve Joliffe
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10. Preludes and Fugues (6) for Piano, Op. 35: no 4 in A flat major - Fugue by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11. Sonate ŕ 4 mains: Prélude by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1918; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
12. Sonate ŕ 4 mains: Finale by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Owen Gunnell (Percussion), Oliver Cox (Percussion)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1918; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Owen Gunnell (Percussion), Oliver Cox (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
14. Suite for Piano, Op. 14/Sz 62: no 3, Allegro molto by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Oliver Cox (Percussion), Owen Gunnell (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 

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