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Rachmaninov: Two-Piano Suites / 6 Morceaux, Op 11 / Owen, Apekisheva


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2381  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Charles OwenKatya Apekisheva
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pianist Charles Owen and his regular duo partner Katya Apekisheva turn to Rachmaninov’s diverse Suites for two pianos, and the composer’s atmospheric Six Morceaux, for their first joint recording for AVIE. The cofounders of the London Piano Festival delve into the quintessentially Russian Suite No. 1, also known as “Fantasise-Tableaux,” with its poetic inspirations, and the more traditional Suite No. 2 which marked Rachmaninov’s compositional comeback after a four-year hiatus. Rounding out the album, Charles and Katya share the piano bench for the atmospheric piano four hands Six Morceaux. “…Together Owen and Apekisheva are not just one-plus-one, but virtually a third entity…in Rachmaninov’s heavenly Suite No. 2, its dizzying waltz Read more delivered with extraordinary precision, yet full of subtle, pearly coloring… played with tremendous panache.” (The Arts Desk) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for 2 Pianos no 2, Op. 17 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Charles Owen (Piano), Katya Apekisheva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
2.
Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux" by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Charles Owen (Piano), Katya Apekisheva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
3.
Duets (6) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 11 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Charles Owen (Piano), Katya Apekisheva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 

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