Alc 0057 Barber, Borodin, Debussy, Ravel

Alc 0057 Barber, Borodin, Debussy, Ravel

Souvenirs Op. 28 - Polovtsian Dances - Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune - Bolero

Category: Classical Music

Composers: Samuel Barber, Murice Ravel, Alexander Borodin, Claude Debussy

Artists: DuoKeira Piano Duo

Sabrina De Carlo, piano

Michela Chiara Borghese, piano

Format: CD

Cat. number: ALC 0057

Release: September 2021

Inspired by the Greek word for “hand”, the name DuoKeira also echoes that of Chiron, the mythical centaur whose expertise in both arts and sciences combined the rational with the intuitive aspects of nature. If Chiron knew how to combine rigor in reasoning with spontaneity of feeling, Michela Chiara Borghese and Sabrina De Carlo offer performances which joyously fuse strict discipline, and openness to vital impulses. The special qualities Michela brings to the duo’s music are absolute precision, a capacity to sustain strong sound with unfailing stamina and a rhythmic drive that never falters. Complementary to these are Sabrina’s melodic elegance, sense of timing and imaginative spacing, her unceasing quest for quality of sound, and her loyalty to the authentic spirit of the chosen composers.

Preview Tracks

1. Souvenirs Op. 28: Waltz

2. Souvenirs Op. 28: Scottische

3. Souvenirs Op. 28: Pas de deux

4. Souvenirs Op. 28: Two-Step

5. Souvenirs Op. 28: Hesitation-Tango

6. Souvenirs Op. 28: Galop

7. Polovtsian Dances (1879 transcribed for piano four hands by Nikolai Sokolov) - Andantino

8. Polovtsian Dances (1879 transcribed for piano four hands by Nikolai Sokolov) - Allegro vivo

9. Polovtsian Dances (1879 transcribed for piano four hands by Nikolai Sokolov) - Allegro

10. Polovtsian Dances (1879 transcribed for piano four hands by Nikolai Sokolov) - Presto

11. Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

12. Bolero