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PIZZICATO.LU - FEBRUARY 2015

Guy Engels

« Dramatic and rhythmically exciting performances which let us easily forget the orchestral versions »

CLASSICA (FRANCE) - DECEMBER 2014

Classica

« Superb technique of a duet that viscerally feels the expressive violence of those pages. »

FONO FORUM (GERMANY) - NOVEMBER 2014

Giselher Schubert

« But the fascination is mainly due to the really dazzling play of Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle. […] They also have a culture of touch, with incredibly rich shades, that gives to the melodic line a color and warmth that is rarely heard on such a level. »

FANFARE (USA) - AUGUST 2014

Huntley Dent

« It’s pretty heady stuff, and to cap it off, Berlinskaya and Ancelle are sensational pianists. This, their second album, might be classed as indispensable […] Ancelle has made his own transcription of ten selections from Romeo and Juliet with the same eye to pianistic excitement that Pletnev brought to Cinderella. […] If anything, Ancelle is more imaginative, playing freely with chord structure and orchestral textures. »

CLASSICAL.NET - JUNE 2014

Robert Cummings

"Pletnev […] recorded the work with none other than Martha Argerich for Deutsche Grammophon, and thus Berlinskaya and Ancelle go up against very formidable competition. Who wins? […] Overall, it's a close call between the two performances, but I would choose the Berlinskaya/Ancelle... The performances by the duo are splendid on all counts, with well judged tempos, spirited rhythms, nuanced dynamics, and accurate playing."