Beethoven and His Teachers: Music for Piano, Four Hands (2011) 2CDs
Cullan Bryant and Dmitry Rachmanov, period piano; Maria Ferrante, soprano
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572519-20 | Time: 01:32:20
Performing on early 19th-century pianos from the Frederick Historic Piano Collection, competition prizewinners Dmitry Rachmanov, a Juilliard graduate, and Cullan Bryant, a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, explore the interrelationships between the keyboard music of Beethoven and his principal teachers in this fascinating double-album of rarities for piano four-hands, culminating in a revelatory account of the Great Fugue in Beethoven’s own keyboard arrangement. The distinctive sonorities of these highly esteemed period instruments transport the listener back to the time when Beethoven, his teachers or his own pupils, may have performed this music themselves for the first time.