French Duets / Paul Lewis, Steven Osborne

Release Date: 3/5/2021
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: 68329
Number of Discs: 1

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In a true meeting of musical minds, the two superb pianists team up once again for a delectable programme of miniatures by Fauré, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel.

 

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This offers not only the perfect escape from our current locked-down state but also the most sublime example of peerless pianism.

 

– Gramophone (Editor's Choice, April 2021)

 

Fresh-faced charm pervades this astutely curated disc. Far from a marriage of convenience, Lewis and Osborne are long-standing duo partners, complementing each other perfectly in lightly-worn virtuosity. In short, this is pure enjoyment from start to finish.

 

–BBC Music Magazine

Works on This Recording
1. Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano), Steven Osborne (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1897 ; France
2. Sonata for Piano 4 hands by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano), Steven Osborne (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918 ; France
3. Epigraphes antiques (6) by Claude Debussy
Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano), Steven Osborne (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; France
4. Petite suite for Piano 4 hands by Claude Debussy
Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano), Steven Osborne (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886-1889 ; France
5. Easy Pieces (3) for Piano 4 hands by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano), Steven Osborne (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Switzerland
6. Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano), Steven Osborne (Piano)
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