Passage Secret
Alpha Classics, 2024

Passage Secret
First Collaboration with Alpha Classics

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Jeux d’enfants op. 22 (1871)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Petite Suite L65 (1886-89)

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Dolly op. 56 (1894-97)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Ma mère l’Oye M.60 (1908-10)

Louis Aubert (1877-1968)
Feuilles d’Images (1930)

Ludmila Berlinskaya, Arthur Ancelle - piano four hands

Recorded in April 2022 at Salle Colonne (Paris)
Recording producer, editing and mastering : Hugues Deschaux

The anecdote :
After the Belle Epoque album, this is the second time we have recorded a work by composer Louis Aubert, a close friend of Maurice Ravel and dedicatee of the Valses Nobles et Sentimentales.
Having stumbled across an old edition of the Feuille d'Images score several years ago, we decided to do justice to an extremely rarely performed collection.

Scherzo (Spain) - April 2024

Ana GarcĂ­a Urcola

"The album is absolutely delightful and the duo demonstrates a mastery of sound, of the pedal, of the transitions between one and the other, of the attacks, of the dosage of dynamics and of the tonal timbre. What a pleasure to listen to Bizet's Jeux d'enfants interpreted with such subtlety, or Debussy's Petite suite, with such grace and delicacy. We could not miss the essential and precious Dolly suite by Fauré (brilliant and full of sunshine that Pas espagnol) nor, of course, Ma mèrel'Oye in a version that does not pretend to emulate the orchestral version, but explores the timbre possibilities of the piano to its last corners providing a renewed and colorful vision (fantastic those Entretiens de la Belle et la Bête) with a masterful use of the pedal. A very interesting work by the little known Louis Aubert (...) closes this little jewel."

Classica (France) - March 2024

Michel Le Naour

CHOC de Classica
"The liveliness of tone and mischievousness not devoid of humor, the airy fluidity, the homogeneity of timbre, the poetic tenderness and voluptuousness testify to a constantly awakening imagination (...) The inventiveness that prevails throughout this musical journey straddling the worlds of children and adults is a constant source of wonder."

L'Obs (France) - February 2024

Philippe Cassard

"The sharpest piano duo of our time, Ludmila Berlinskaya & Arthur Ancelle, succeeds in making us forget individualities by creating a melting, delicate sound from which colors burst forth in profusion, radiating and instantly capturing the listener. All the four-hand masterpieces of French music are here, magnified as rarely before."
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