Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir: The Complete Decca Recordings | Decca 4850972

Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir: The Complete Decca Recordings

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4850972

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 12

Release Date: 12th February 2021

Contents

Works

Arensky, Anton

Suite for two pianos no.1, op.15
» II Valse

Bartok, Bela

Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion, BB115 Sz110

Brahms, Johannes

Hungarian Dances (21), WoO1 (piano duet)
» no.1 in G minor
» no.2 in D minor
» no.3 in F major
» no.4 in F minor
» no.5 in F sharp minor
» no.6 in D flat major
» no.7 in A major
» no.8 in A minor
» no.9 in E minor
» no.10 in E major
Sonata for 2 pianos in F minor, op.34b
Waltzes (16), op.39
» no.9 in D minor
» no.10 in G major
» no.11 in B minor
» no.15 in A flat major
» no.16 in D minor

Britten, Benjamin

Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca, op.13 no.1
Mazurka elegiaca, op.23 no.2
Scottish Ballad, op.26

Debussy, Claude

Petite Suite
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune (arr. Ravel for piano 4 hands)

Delibes, Leo

Coppelia (highlights) (arr. for piano duet)

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B78 (two pianos)

Khachaturian, Aram

Pieces (3) for 2 pianos
» no.3 Valse fantastique

Liszt, Franz

Fantasie on Motives from Beethoven's 'Ruinen von Athen', S389
Reminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S418
Reminiscences de Norma (Bellini), for 2 pianos, S655
Soirees musicales, S424 (Rossini-Liszt)
» no.9 La Danza (Tarantella Napolitana)

Lutoslawski, Witold

Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Milhaud, Darius

Scaramouche, op.165b (two pianos)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K594
Andante with variations in G major for piano duet, K501
Fantasia in F minor for Mechnical Organ, K608 (piano duet)
Fugue in C minor for 2 pianos, K426
Fugue in G minor, K401
Larghetto and Allegro in E flat major for 2 pianos, Kdeest
Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K448
Sonata for piano duet in B flat major, K358
Sonata for piano duet in C major, K19d
Sonata for piano duet in C major, K521
Sonata for piano duet in D major, K381
Sonata for piano duet in F major, K497

Poulenc, Francis

Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos and orchestra
L'embarquement pour Cythere
Sonata for 2 pianos, FP156
Sonata for piano 4 hands, FP8

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Morceaux (6) for piano duet, op.11
Morceaux de fantasie, op.3
» no.2 Prelude in C sharp minor (arr. for 2 pianos)
Suite no.1 for two pianos, op.5
Suite no.2 for two pianos, op.17

Saint-Saens, Camille

Variations on a theme by Beethoven, op.35

Satie, Erik

Morceaux en forme de poire (3)

Schubert, Franz

Grand Duo Sonata in C major for Piano 4 hands, op.140 D812
Rondo in D major for piano duet, D608

Schumann, Robert

Stucke (6) in kanonischer Form (Studies in canonic form), op.56 (arr. for 2 pianos)
» no.2 in A minor
» no.3 in E major
» no.4 in A flat major

Stravinsky, Igor

Easy pieces (3) for piano duet
Easy pieces (5) for piano duet
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps) (piano duet)

Weinberger, Jaromir

Schwanda the Bagpiper
» Fugue (arr. Weinberger for 2 pianos)
» Polka (arr. Weinberger for 2 pianos)

Artists

Bracha Eden (piano)
Alexander Tamir (piano)
James Holland (percussion)
Tristan Fry (percussion)
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Conductor

Sergiu Comissiona

Works

Arensky, Anton

Suite for two pianos no.1, op.15
» II Valse

Bartok, Bela

Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion, BB115 Sz110

Brahms, Johannes

Hungarian Dances (21), WoO1 (piano duet)
» no.1 in G minor
» no.2 in D minor
» no.3 in F major
» no.4 in F minor
» no.5 in F sharp minor
» no.6 in D flat major
» no.7 in A major
» no.8 in A minor
» no.9 in E minor
» no.10 in E major
Sonata for 2 pianos in F minor, op.34b
Waltzes (16), op.39
» no.9 in D minor
» no.10 in G major
» no.11 in B minor
» no.15 in A flat major
» no.16 in D minor

Britten, Benjamin

Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca, op.13 no.1
Mazurka elegiaca, op.23 no.2
Scottish Ballad, op.26

Debussy, Claude

Petite Suite
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune (arr. Ravel for piano 4 hands)

Delibes, Leo

Coppelia (highlights) (arr. for piano duet)

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B78 (two pianos)

Khachaturian, Aram

Pieces (3) for 2 pianos
» no.3 Valse fantastique

Liszt, Franz

Fantasie on Motives from Beethoven's 'Ruinen von Athen', S389
Reminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S418
Reminiscences de Norma (Bellini), for 2 pianos, S655
Soirees musicales, S424 (Rossini-Liszt)
» no.9 La Danza (Tarantella Napolitana)

Lutoslawski, Witold

Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Milhaud, Darius

Scaramouche, op.165b (two pianos)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K594
Andante with variations in G major for piano duet, K501
Fantasia in F minor for Mechnical Organ, K608 (piano duet)
Fugue in C minor for 2 pianos, K426
Fugue in G minor, K401
Larghetto and Allegro in E flat major for 2 pianos, Kdeest
Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K448
Sonata for piano duet in B flat major, K358
Sonata for piano duet in C major, K19d
Sonata for piano duet in C major, K521
Sonata for piano duet in D major, K381
Sonata for piano duet in F major, K497

Poulenc, Francis

Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos and orchestra
L'embarquement pour Cythere
Sonata for 2 pianos, FP156
Sonata for piano 4 hands, FP8

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Morceaux (6) for piano duet, op.11
Morceaux de fantasie, op.3
» no.2 Prelude in C sharp minor (arr. for 2 pianos)
Suite no.1 for two pianos, op.5
Suite no.2 for two pianos, op.17

Saint-Saens, Camille

Variations on a theme by Beethoven, op.35

Satie, Erik

Morceaux en forme de poire (3)

Schubert, Franz

Grand Duo Sonata in C major for Piano 4 hands, op.140 D812
Rondo in D major for piano duet, D608

Schumann, Robert

Stucke (6) in kanonischer Form (Studies in canonic form), op.56 (arr. for 2 pianos)
» no.2 in A minor
» no.3 in E major
» no.4 in A flat major

Stravinsky, Igor

Easy pieces (3) for piano duet
Easy pieces (5) for piano duet
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps) (piano duet)

Weinberger, Jaromir

Schwanda the Bagpiper
» Fugue (arr. Weinberger for 2 pianos)
» Polka (arr. Weinberger for 2 pianos)

Artists

Bracha Eden (piano)
Alexander Tamir (piano)
James Holland (percussion)
Tristan Fry (percussion)
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Conductor

Sergiu Comissiona

About

The complete Decca recordings of the critically-acclaimed piano duo Bracha Eden and Alexander Tamir, presented together for the very first time in original sleeves and original programming.

Highlights include Rachmaninov Suites for 2 pianos, Brahms Sonata in F minor for Two Pianos (Grand Prix du Disque winner), Lutosławski's Paganini Variations (the first to perform the work outside of Poland), Stravinskyís arrangement for piano duet of The Rite of Spring (a work they were the first to perform and record at the suggestion of Stravinsky himself), Lisztís opera paraphrases for two pianos and a complete survey of Mozartís works for two pianos and one piano, four hands.

22 works/recordings new to CD

All recordings remastered at 24bit/192kHz

40pp booklet featuring new informative liner notes by Jed Distler and artist photos

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