LABELS: EMI Forte
WORKS: Music for Piano Duet, Vol. 2
PERFORMER: Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CZS 5 69770 2 ADD 1978/80
A wonderful intimacy of approach and subtlety of nuance, together with well-nigh perfect ensemble, characterise these outstanding performances. Eschenbach and Frantz remain fully attuned to the world-weariness of the Fantasy and Lebensstürme Allegro, yet also have the necessary breadth of approach to encapsulate the charm of the Ländler, the spontaneity of the Divertissements, as well as the nobility of the Grand Duo. A mandatory recommendation.