Duo Jatekok – Les Boys (2018) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Duo Jatekok – Les Boys (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 01:05:13 minutes | 917 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

The piano duo formed by Arthur Gold (1917–90) and Robert Fizdale (1920–95) enjoyed immense fame in the post-war years. Poulenc wrote a piece for them, as did Darius Milhaud, Samuel Barber, Luciano Berio and John Cage. They recorded with Leonard Bernstein. Nicknamed “The Boys”, they played all over the world and were praised for their ‘seamless perfection and an inimitable “joie de vivre” (New York Times). The Boys were also famed for their bestselling books and television programmes on cooking, their other passion! Duo Jatekok (játékok =”games” in Hungarian) was formed in 2007. Like The Boys and unlike most current piano duos, Adélaïde Panaget and Naïri Badal are not siblings, but childhood friends. “They have everything going for them: dynamic rigour and expressive energy, exuberant keyboard skills and multilingual touch, and more than anything else, a sort of jubilatory osmosis”, wrote Le Monde. For this first recording on Alpha, they have decided to pay tribute to “The Boys” with a programme of works written for them, Poulenc’s Sonata for two pianos and Élégie and a composition by a legend of jazz, the American pianist Dave Brubeck, Points of Jazz. Duo Jatekok also wanted to include music by one of their contemporaries: Baptiste Trotignon’s Trois Pièces (including one dedicated to Poulenc!) complete the programme.

Tracklist:
01. Three Pieces for Two Pianos: I. Passacaille
02. Three Pieces for Two Pianos: II. Élégie
03. Three Pieces for Two Pianos: III. Moteur
04. Sonata for Two Pianos, FP 156: I. Prologue. Extrêmement lent et calme
05. Sonata for Two Pianos, FP 156: II. Allegro molto. Très rythmé
06. Sonata for Two Pianos, FP 156: III. Andante lyrico. Lentement
07. Sonata for Two Pianos, FP 156: IV. Épilogue. Allegro giocoso
08. Élégie for Two Pianos, FP 175
09. Points on Jazz for Two Pianos: I. Prélude
10. Points on Jazz for Two Pianos: II. Scherzo
11. Points on Jazz for Two Pianos: III. Blues
12. Points on Jazz for Two Pianos: IV. Fugue
13. Points on Jazz for Two Pianos: VI. Rag
14. Points on Jazz for Two Pianos: VII. Chorale
15. Points On Jazz For Two Pianos: VIII. Waltz
16. Points on Jazz for Two Pianos: IX. A la turk

Composers:
Brubeck, Dave (1920-2012)
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)
Trotignon, Baptiste (b.1974)

Personnel:
Alexander Gurfinkel, clarinet
Daniel Gurfinkel, clarinet
Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus
Evan Alexis Christ, conductor

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