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Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto In F / Katia & Marielle Labeque

Gershwin / Labeque,Katia & Marielle
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802004   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Katia LabèqueMarielle Labèque
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are some musical performances where the work and the performers seem made for each other. This is certainly the case here, where the Labeque sisters concentrate their unique art and technique to as absorbing and right-sounding an interpretation of these key Gershwin compositions as anyone could wish. Perky and romantic by turns, but always completely in accord, they almost make us feel that the absence of an orchestra is no great loss. Their instinct for the jazz element, so often missing from flabby orchestral versions, and the clean dry recording bring both the Rhapsody and the Concerto to scintillating life: a palpable hit.

-- Gramophone [3/1986]
reviewing the original release, Philips 400022
There are some musical performances where the work and the performers seem made for each other. This is certainly the case here, where the Labeque sisters concentrate their unique art and technique to as absorbing and right-sounding an interpretation of these key Gershwin compositions as anyone could wish. Perky and romantic by turns, but always completely in accord, they almost make us feel that the absence of an orchestra is no great loss. Their instinct for the jazz element, so often missing from flabby orchestral versions, and the clean dry recording bring both the Rhapsody and the Concerto to scintillating life: a palpable hit.

-- Gramophone [3/1986]
reviewing the original release, Philips 400022
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Katia Labèque (Piano), Marielle Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1980 
Venue:  Paris 
Length: 14 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer:  Marielle Labèque (Piano), Katia Labèque (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1980 
Venue:  Paris 
Length: 12 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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