Beethoven: Works For Piano Four Hands

 
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Works For Piano Four Hands
Peter Hill, Benjamin Frith (piano)

[ Delphian / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 20 March 2020

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"Messrs Hill and Frith have done us a service: now let's see what other pianists make of this fascinating work [the Grosse Fuge]" BBC Music

"Even at this early stage in his career, however, Beethoven understood how to sidestep the genre's pitfalls that make countless similar pieces more fun for players than listeners...Hill and his longstanding duet partner Benjamin Frith understand them, too. Whichever of them plays secondo...keeps the bass parts well defined and lightly articulated" Gramophone

"The fifth [work] is the transcription Beethoven made reluctantly, yet with high intensity, of the Grosse Fuge. This new-fangled masterpiece leaps in track 22 like a tiger from the album leaves of Six Variations on "Ich denke Dein", and affords the joy of discovering what, and how, art really matters" Sunday Times

"Peter Hill and Benjamin Frith are a seasoned team who have been playing duets for more than three decades. Their faultless ensemble, chamber-like repartee, and appreciably transparent balances represent a high technical and musical standard that ought to please all piano duo fanciers." ClassicsToday

Tracks:

Sonata for Piano 4-Hands in D Major, Op. 6
8 Variations on a Theme by Count von Waldstein, WoO 67
Three Marches for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 45
Variations on "Ich denke dein", WoO 74
Grosse Fuge in B-Flat Major, Op. 134 (Arr. for Piano 4-Hands)