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Bracha Eden & Alezander Tamir

Eden & Tamir - Complete Decca Recordings (12CD)

In a career lasting some 50 years, the Israeli piano duo of Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences for their substantial and thoughtfully balanced programs, remarkable synchronicity and effortless technique: all qualities proudly evident in their recordings for Decca. This new edition presents their complete Decca recordings together for the very first time, all remastered at 24bit 192kHz and presented in original jackets, with many recordings making their first appearances on CD.

This new edition encompasses the majority of works at the heart of the piano duo canon. Highlights in the set include their debut LP (CD1) of works by Rachmaninov, Milhaud, Poulenc and Lutosławski, “clairvoyant teamwork” in Brahms’ Hungarian Dances & Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances, Stravinsky’s arrangement for four hands of The Rite of Spring, Poulenc’s Two-Piano Concerto; Satie’s Trois morceaux en forme de poire, Schubert’s Grand Duo, their survey of the then-rarely performed Liszt Opera paraphrases for two pianos and their final Decca project encompassing all of Mozart’s works for two pianos or four hands.

TRACK LIST
  • CD1 RACHMANINOV Suite No.2 for 2 Pianos*; MILHAUD Scaramouche Suite for 2 Pianos; POULENC Piano Sonata for 4 Hands; LUTOSLAWSKI Variations on a Theme by Paganini
  • CD2 BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor arr. as Sonata for 2 Pianos*; SAINT-SAENS Variations for Two Pianos on a theme of Beethoven*
  • CD3 BARTOK Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion (w/ James Holland & Tristan Fry)*; POULENC Sonata for Two Pianos
  • CD4 BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance Nos. 1–10 for Piano Duet*; DVORAK 8 Slavonic Dances for Piano Duet* (first time Dvorak issued as complete on CD)
  • CD5 STRAVINSKY 5 Easy Pieces for Piano Duet*; Three Easy Pieces for Piano Duet*; Le Sacre du Printemps – Version for Piano Duet (published 1913)
  • CD6 “Two Piano Encores” RACHMANINOV Suite No.1 for 2 Pianos – I. Barcarolle; KHACHATURIAN Three Pieces for Piano Duet – III. Fantastic Waltz; WEINBERGER Schwanda the Bagpiper arr. Weinberger for two pianos – Polka & Fugue; POULENC L’embarquement pour Cythere, valse-musette for 2 Pianos; SCHUBERT Rondo for Piano Duet in D, D.608; BRAHMS 16 Waltzes op.39 nos. 9–11, 15 & 16; ARENSKY Suite No.1 for Two Pianos – Waltz; Schumann 6 Studien in kanonischer Form, op. 56 arr. for 2 Pianos – II-IV
  • CD7 POULENC Concerto for 2 Pianos & Orchestra (OSR/Comissiona); DEBUSSY Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune – for piano duet*; SATIE Trois morceaux en forme de poire*; DEBUSSY Petite Suite, L.65 for Piano Duet*; BRITTEN Scottish Ballad, op.26 for Two Pianos & Orchestra (OSR/Comissiona); Introduction & Rondo alla Burlesca op.23 no.1; Mazurka Elegiaca op.23 no.2
  • CD8 RACHMANINOV Suite No.1 for 2 Pianos*; Prelude in C sharp minor*; Six Duets*
  • CD9 LISZT Reminiscences de Norma, S.394 (after Bellini)*; Fantasy on “Die Ruinen von Athen”, S.389 (after Beethoven)*; Reminiscences de Don Juan, S.418 (after Mozart)*; Soirees Musicales (after Rossini) – IX. La Danza*
  • CD10 SCHUBERT Introduction & variations on an original theme in B flat, D.608*; Grand Duo Sonata in C major, D.812* DELIBES: Coppélia + French Opera Overtures
  • CD11-12 MOZART COMPLETE WORKS FOR TWO PIANOS & PIANO-FOUR-HANDS Sonatas K19d, K358, K381, K497, K448, K521; Andante & Variations K501; Fugue in G minor, K401; Fugue in C minor K426; Larghetto & Allegro in E flat; Allegro & Andante in G, K537; Adagio & Allegro in F minor, K594*; Fantasia in F minor K608*
Bracha Eden & Alexander Tamir

* first time on CD