Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker, Francesca da Rimini
Saphir Productions, 2012
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK) - JANUARY 2013
"The whirlwind portions of Francesca generate tremendous power in Ancelle's transcription. The Nutcracker character pieces are crisply etched"
DIAPASON (FRANCE) - JUNE 2012
"Without any abusive exaggeration, Ancelle and Berlinskaya, brilliant, playful, hurtle those heroic scales with a contagious cheerfulness!"
CONCERTONET.COM - APRIL 2012
“Arthur Ancelle delivers a truly exciting adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. In osmosis, the duo plunges with beating heart into to the rhythm of a diabolical chromaticism, at the verge of suffocation or dizziness, alternating dramas and passions without downtime. We quickly forget the original orchestration of the score - is not it the best compliment we can offer a transcriptionist? - to recapture the spirit of Dante throughout the 22 minutes of grand piano playing.”