The French sisters Katia and Marielle Labéque are the piano’s response to rock music’s guitar heroes. With an incredibly wide-ranging career, they have gained attention over four decades as the piano duo that plays minimalism, baroque, jazz, flamenco and avant-garde, but whom ultimately master a classical repertoire to perfection. Special instruments have been created and special works have been composed for the duo, who have created their own music production company in Italy where they settled in 1993.
They have been associated with Deutsche Grammophon since 2016, from which four releases are now available. Here the sisters perform works of such different composers as Stravinsky, Glass, Schubert and Bernstein.
Igor Stravinskij (1882-1971): Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
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Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Six epigraphes antiques
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rhapsodie espagnole