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David Olds
The WholeNote, September 2014

It was a new recording, Bach Goldberg Variations for Two Pianos, that drew my particular attention…Rheinberger’s adaptation…[was] recorded here in a wonderful performance by Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhães. It is this “Romantic” version for two pianos that comes the closest to being something I would like to hear at the edge of sleep. If I ever have the luxury of going to bed next to a room furnished with two grand pianos and such accomplished performers as Schumann and Magalhães I would love to put the Keiserling premise to the test. © 2014 The WholeNote Read complete review




James Harrington
American Record Guide, March 2014

Magalhaes and Schumann are an exceptional team. Their musicality is matched by their technical and interpretive abilities. Magalhaes and Schumann never lose track of the original Bach…Theirs is an enlightening performance that will remain on my listening stack for years to come. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Jed Distler
ClassicsToday.com, December 2013

Sparks particularly fly in variations originally deployed for two manuals, while by contrast, slow tempos that most single pianists would be hard pressed to sustain well (the minor-key No. 15, the lyrical No. 13) benefit from the kind of sonorous reinforcement available on two pianos…piano ensemble fanciers [should appreciate] the Schumann/Magalhães duo’s high standards and captivating artistry, not to mention the warmly resonant engineering. © 2013 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review





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