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Bax & Chung - Piano Duo

Stravinsky / Bax / Chung
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 365  
Composer:  Igor StravinskyJohannes BrahmsAstor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alessio BaxLucille Chung
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

About the same time as the release of this album, the Bax & Chung Duo, (Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung,) were heard over American Public Media’s nationally syndicated radio program Performance Today. The couple played their own arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango, which is also heard on this album along with their colorful arrangement for piano-four hands of Stravinsky's Pétrouchka. The eloquent Waltzes, Op. 39 by Brahms, arranged for piano duet, is also featured. About the same time as the release of this album, the Bax & Chung Duo, (Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung,) were heard over American Public Media’s nationally syndicated radio program Performance Today. The couple played their own arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango, which is also heard on this album along with their colorful arrangement for piano-four hands of Stravinsky's Pétrouchka. The eloquent Waltzes, Op. 39 by Brahms, arranged for piano duet, is also featured. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alessio Bax (Piano), Lucille Chung (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Notes: Arranged for piano four-hands. 
2.
Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alessio Bax (Piano), Lucille Chung (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
3.
Tango II by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alessio Bax (Piano), Lucille Chung (Piano)
4.
Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alessio Bax (Piano), Lucille Chung (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
5.
Lo que vendra by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alessio Bax (Piano), Lucille Chung (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
6.
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alessio Bax (Piano), Lucille Chung (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 

Sound Samples

Pétrouchka: First Tableau, The Shrove-Tide Fair
Pétrouchka: First Tableau, Russian Dance
Pétrouchka: Second Tableau, Petrouchka?s Cell
Pétrouchka: Third Tableau, The Moor?s Cell
Pétrouchka: Fourth Tableau, The Shrove-Tide Fair (evening)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: I. B Major (Tempo giusto)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: II. E Major
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: III. G-Sharp Minor
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: IV. E Minor (Poco sostenuto)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: V. E Major
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: VI. C-Sharp Major (Vivace)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: VII. C-Sharp Minor (Poco piu? andante)
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: VIII. B-Flat Major
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: IX. D Minor
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: X. G Major
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: XI. B Minor
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: XII. E Major
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: XIII. C Major
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: XIV. A Minor
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: XV. A Major
16 Waltzes, Op. 39: XVI. D Minor
Lo que vendrá
Milonga del ángel
Tango No.2
Libertango

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Outstanding performance February 28, 2015 By Richard B W. (Jackson, MS) See All My Reviews "I first heard this recital live and hearing it again on CD was a wonderful souvenir of a wonderful experience. The Stravinsky was monumental; the Brahms delightful and the Piazzola thrilling. I look forward to every recording by both of these fine artists with eager anticipation." Report Abuse
 Bax and Chung July 18, 2014 By Sylvia Romero (San Jose, CA) See All My Reviews "Admittedly, they are piano virtuosi. I don't care about Stravinsky pieces. I do object to their treatment of some of the Brahms waltzes. One does not improvise or try to change or improve those wonderful pieces. Again, as I said they are very talented performers, but I would think about purchasing anything by them again." Report Abuse
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