Liszt - Operatic Fantasies; Bartok - Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 4b
37th Franz Liszt International Grand Prix du Disque
Hungarian Liszt Society, Budapest, 2012
Early in our career as a professional duo-piano team we discovered duos of Liszt and of Bartok that had never been previously recorded and had seldom been heard in modern-day public concerts. The duos of Liszt were only available from collections in museum archives or in rare Russian editions. We were so impressed with the quality of the music that we performed much of it on our recitals in Europe and in the United States and finally made, in the early 1970s, what came to be several historic recordings for Connoisseur Society Records. The resulting LPs have long since been unavailable and were never reissued as CDs.
We are pleased to be able to offer once again the original Connoisseur Society recording of Liszt's Operatic Fantasies and a live radio broadcast recording for VARA Radio in Holland of Bartok's Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 4b.
"You owe it to yourself to seek out this recording - performances of this caliber are quite rare." --American Record Guide