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The chamber music surprise of the year

DUO: Press Highlights

Following on from Le Monde’s enthusiastic review of Duo this week here are a sample of other comments from recent reviews in the European press. Bravo Hélène and Sol.

ARD Mittags Magazine (Germany)
“Sol Gabetta, the greatest cellist of her generation, and Hélène Grimaud, the world-class pianist. A musical dialogue between two giant classics. “Duo” is their first CD and it sounds: straightforward, clear, to the point. The Chamber Music surprise of the year.”

NDR Radio (Germany) – CD of the week
“No question, here are two soul mates who have found each other.”

Rondo Magazine (Germany) – 5 star review
“when did you ever get such perfection and devotion? … two highly sensitive musicians.”

Le Soir (Belgium)
“Hallucinatory fantasies in Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, vibrant generosity in Brahms’ sonata op. 38, devastating impulses in Debussy and scathing irony in Shostakovich: the Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta and Aix pianist Hélène Grimaud exemplify what Nietzsche called a “meeting of stars.” The beauty of these performances lies in the intensity of the way the performers respond so intensely to each other …”

Radio Stephansdom (Austria) – CD of the Week
“Such sensitive, alive and passionate music-making that is a real pleasure”

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