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The Complete Duos / Rondo
Franz Schubert - Johannes Brahms

The Complete Duos / Rondo

Pieter Wispelwey | Paolo Giacometti

Label: Evil Penguin
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917721522
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Catalog number: EPRC 0028
Releasedate: 09-03-18
- Fourth instalment of the Schubert-Brahms chamber duo recordings

- Pieter Wispelwey and Paulo Giacometti will record the complete chamber duos by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms on 6 CDs 

- Wispelwey and Giacometti have been called “exceptionally imaginative and impassioned performers” (American Record Guide), and their collaboration has spawned recordings rated as “fascinating, provocative, almost perverse” on account of their “immediacy and involvement” (Sunday Times)

On this fourth instalment of their Schubert-Brahms pilgrimage, Pieter Wispelwey and Paolo Giacometti explore conflicting faces of Romanticism. The haunted virtuosity and unsettling intensity of Schubert’s Rondo (D.895) is juxtaposed with the irresistible lyricism of Brahms’ Violin/Cello sonata Opus 78, and the profound sensuousness of his Opus 120/1 Clarinet/Viola sonata. With these “new” guises of familiar repertoire, Pieter and Paolo – dubbed “masters of the Romantic duo” by The Strad – continue to open up ever more promising repertoire directions.

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Wispelwey and Giacometti have been called “exceptionally imaginative and impassioned performers” (American Record Guide), and their collaboration has spawned recordings rated as “fascinating, provocative, almost perverse” (Sunday Times). The first installment of the Duo Pilgrimage was hailed a “successful launch” (Kulturradio) on account of the “unspoken complicity between two virtuosi (…) who accomplish a sparkling, playful, cantabile account” (Cobra.be).