Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites For Piano Duo (2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 63:29 minutes | 1,43 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 63:29 minutes | 565 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Together for the first time in the recording studio, sisters Mari and Momo Kodama are scintillating on these lively arrangements from Tchaikovsky’s ballets "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty" and "Nutcracker". In another first, the release contains the first ever recording of Arensky’s transcription of the timeless Nutcracker together with notable arrangements by Debussy and Rachmaninov. Conceived on a grand scale, Tchaikovsky’s colourful, often passionate scores abound with graceful melodies, arresting harmonies and exuberant orchestration. Composers such as Arensky, Debussy and Rachmaninov made arrangements of these works for piano, not mere reductions but wholesale realizations of the works, combining subtlety and insight with their own technical polish.