Dessner - El ChanDeutsche Grammophon
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The Labèque Sisters' new album is dedicated to American composer Bryce Dessner and Academy Award-winning film director Alejandro Gonzales Iñarittú, who created the cover art. Following in the footsteps of minimalist composers such as Glass, Adams, and Reich, Dessner composed the Concerto for Two Pianos for the sisters. Recorded in 2018 with Orchestre de Paris conducted by Matthias Pintscher, the album also includes Dessner's El Chan for two pianos, and Haven for two guitars and two pianos.
Labeque sisters ready for Bryce Dessner's 'Concerto for Two Pianos' at Kennedy Center / The Washington Post'
Katia and Marielle Labèque are regular guests with orchestras including; the Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filarmonia della Scala, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Vienna Philharmonic. Reco...
Katia and Marielle Labeque have been playing, and enlarging, the two-piano repertory for over 50 years / The New York Times
These Sisters Have Transformed the Piano Duo "Oh, look!" said the pianist Katia Labèque, pushing aside some neatly ironed clothes hanging on a rack. Behind the clothes, which were behind the boiler in the utility room of her home and studio here in French Basque Country, was a poster advertising concerts last year at the Philharmonie in Paris. It showed Katia and her sister, Marielle - bot...
Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a new concerto for two pianos by Bryce Dessner, on Performance Today
Sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque have been playing as a piano duo for more than 50 years, and their playing and approach is as fresh as ever. On today's show, hear the Labeque sisters perform a new concerto for two pianos by American composer Bryce Dessner. The new album is dedicated to Dessner and Academy Award-winning film director Alejandro Gonzales Iñarittú, who...
LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl open was an enchanting hoot with Katia and Marielle Labeque & actor Sean Hayes / STAGEANDCINEMA
Utilizing the expressive piano duo, sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque, and humorous actor Sean Hayes, LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl 2019 opening was an enchanting hoot. I was already looking forward to seeing the French pianists, having recently heard their astoundingly accessible (given some new music) CD of El Chan, which has the ladies absolutely nailing American composer Bryce Dessner's Concerto F...
One glimpse at Bryce Dessner's El Chan shows you so much more / mxdwn
It's easy to forget that musicians have rich inner lives all to their own. Most of us are happy enough with what we get onstage and in the tone of the music, allowing that to inform our entire perception of an artist. But easy as it may be to forget their lives beyond the stage, it's similarly easy to forget that others are accomplished musicians outside of their primary group. Take for instance Bryce De...