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Brahms: Piano Music Op. 116-119 - Elisabeth Leonskaja        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  August 4, 2006

Your reaction to the first piece of Op. 116 will pretty much determine how you feel about the entire 82 minutes, both the recording and the performance. I speculate that your reaction will be either "This is Brahms!" or "This is Brahms?" Like I needed another recording of these piano pieces. ... more
Beethoven: Works for Piano Duet - Prague Piano Duo        (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
  July 30, 2006

Glenda got home the from work the other day while Op. 6 from this disc was playing. She stopped briefly and said, "Ah, my sister and I used to play that. I have it in a book upstairs." And that was about all she said. The variations are also moderately interesting, and despite my having quite a few ... more
Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango - Katona Twins          (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
  July 5, 2006

Piazzolla has become something of a celebrity composer in the past few years. Thirty years ago, I made it through two semesters of music history without hearing anything about him except for his name. This album has a good sampling of Piazzolla's small scale music, although ... only one piece on ... more
Francois Couperin: Keyboard Music 2 - Angela Hewitt        (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
  July 4, 2006

Someday I shall be forgiven for this being my first review here. Some leniency should also be shown to me because French Baroque music is outside my area of real knowledge; I shall attempt to combine some of Glenda's comments about Angela Hewitt's playing. But first, this disc has the most amazing, ... more

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