Belle Epoque
Melodiya, 2018

Belle Epoque
First volume of the " 2-pianos originals project"

Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944)
Valse carnavalesque, op. 73

Charles Koechlin (1867–1950)
Suite for two pianos, op. 6

Louis Aubert (1877–1968)
Suite brève, op. 6 [World premiere]

Reynaldo Hahn (1874–1947)
Le ruban dénoué, 12 waltz for two pianos (1915)

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
En blanc et noir, suite for two pianos, L. 134

Ludmila Berlinskaya, Arthur Ancelle - pianos

Recorded in the Grand Hall of Moscow Philharmony 2
Sound Engineer : Maria Soboleva

The anecdote : The Duo was desperately trying to find the score of Koechlin's suite, when Arthur met by accident one of Koechlin's descendant, named... Arthur Koechlin !

Gramophone (UK) - December 2018

Jeremy Nicholas

"In the March 2017 issue it was a pleasure to give a warm welcome to a recital from this husband-and-wife duo featuring the first recording of Saint-Saëns’s arrangement for two pianos of Liszt’s mighty B minor Sonata. They follow this with a second highly engaging and resourceful two-piano programme. (...) Here the war is referred to both obliquely and directly in all three movements, given a bold and characterful outing by the Russian duo"

Musicweb-international - December 2018

Stuart Sillitoe

"This is not the first disc by the Ancelle Berlibskaya piano duo that I have, and I am sure that it won’t be the last (...) they give some marvellous performances (...) The performances are very good throughout, with the swifter tempos of Ancelle and Berlinskaya often helping (...) The sound on the whole is also very good, as are the booklet notes, making this a very attractive and welcome addition to my collection ; highly recommended."

Classica (France) - November 2018

Jacques Bonnaure

"Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle are models of precision and charm, with a sense of looseness, fluidity, and flexibility of timbre perfectly adapted to this extremely rich program"