Audio Video Club of Atlanta
, June 2013
French pianists Armengaud and Chauzu…give colorful, invigorating performances of four choice works of Claude Debussy for [four-hand piano].
…the rich repertoire of four-hand piano music is well worth hearing for its own delightful sake.
In Petite Suite, ostinatos, washes of color, and deftly struck accents against the musical line add to the color and rhythmic excitement of the first and second movements…while Menuet rings with echoes of the 18th century and rhythms of a subtly Spanish flavor. The concluding movement, Ballet, is alive with a vigorous Waltz…bringing things to a scintillating conclusion.
The rousing and ingeniously varied Marche ecossaise…is likewise easy for the first-time listener to like.
The surprise here is Debussy’s Premiere Suite d’orchestre…it is so full of color, life, and expressive warmth and rhythm that we should expect to hear recordings of the orchestral version in the future. © 2013 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review