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Music for 2 Pianos / Jacobson, Brown


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 178  
Composer:  Ferruccio BusoniErik SatieClaude DebussyAlfredo Casella,   ... 
Performer:  Julian JacobsonMariko Brown
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A new release from SOMM to lift our spirits in no uncertain fashion! Distinguished composer- pianists Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown combined their considerable talents in 2011, thus forming a piano duo brimming with ideas not only centred on the classics for piano duo repertoire, but also with a strong commitment to searching out neglected masterpieces performed to great acclaim in their various concert tours. They have revived, among others, Debussy's exotic ballet masterpiece "Khamma". Set in ancient Egypt, it appears here as a first recording in the version for four hands. British Composer Anthony Herschel Hill who died last year also features here for the first time with Nocturne, a beautiful if intense elegy for two Read more pianos, and a tribute to a composer of among many other works, 24 Symphonies and 14 Concertos whose true worth is yet to be fully appreciated. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia contrappuntistica, K 256 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Julian Jacobson (Piano), Mariko Brown (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1922; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Morceaux en forme de poire by Erik Satie
Performer:  Julian Jacobson (Piano), Mariko Brown (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1903; France 
3.
Khamma by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Julian Jacobson (Piano), Mariko Brown (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; France 
4.
Pupazzetti, Op. 27 by Alfredo Casella
Performer:  Julian Jacobson (Piano), Mariko Brown (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Italy 
5.
Nocturne by Anthony Herschel Hill
Performer:  Julian Jacobson (Piano), Mariko Brown (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Sonata for Piano 4 hands by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Julian Jacobson (Piano), Mariko Brown (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 

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