Prokofiev - Suites for 2 pianos
Melodiya, 2014

Prokofiev - Suites for 2 pianos
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)

Suite from the ballet Romeo and Juliet for two pianos
Concept and transcription by Arthur Ancelle

Suite from the ballet Cinderella for two pianos
Concept and transcription by Mikhail Pletnev

Ludmila Berlinskaya, Arthur Ancelle – pianos

Recorded at the First Studio of State House of broadcasting and recording in Moscow.

Sound engineer – Andrei Demidenko

The anecdote : This is Melodiya's first new production since the fall of the USSR


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. »


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. »


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." 
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