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The Good Life (France) - February 2021

Frédéric Hutman

"Music must humbly seek to please, extreme complication is the opposite of art." Debussy's words apply perfectly to this album, which plunges us into a nostalgic and profound universe. Far from the outdated clichés that are wrongly attributed to this music, Berlinskaïa and Ancelle enchant us.

Ouest France - January 2019

Vincent Cressard

"The repertoire for two pianos is little known to the public. Accomplices in life as well as on the stage, soloists Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle have chosen, for several years, to make shine these demanding compositions on two keyboards. With "Belle Epoque", the first album in a series devoted to the original repertoire for two pianos, the Franco-Russian duo plunges us into the heart of French music. (...) The perfect harmony of the duo opens a world where the two instruments become one."

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"

artamag (France) - December 2018

Jean-Charles Hoffelé

"the cycle is much more ambiguous than it seems at first, Ludmila Berlisnkaya and Arthur Ancelle scrutinize the tiny shadows, the suspended lyricism, the unforgettable and fugitive melodies, the three beats dancing at the edge of the volcano, illuminating the comprehension of the musical text with a definitive art of piano playing (...) Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle restore in their worrying keyboards the abyss where resonate the lost calls of the bugles wandering on the battlefield, requiem of sounds finely incarnated."

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."

Interdit d'Interdire (France) - December 2018

Frédéric Taddeï

Ludmila & Arthur are part of the TV show on Russia Today Tv channel, to talk about "Belle Epoque"

International Piano (UK) - December 2018

Colin Clarke

"Here is a disc that is effervescent with joy from the off (...) Berlinskaya and Ancelle's pianism is fluent and sensitive (...) Debussy's En Blanc et Noir is the most famous piece here, given a superbly intelligent reading that breathes its own rarified air. A most interesting release"

La Croix (France) - November 2018

Emmanuelle Giuliani

Interview and presentation of recent album and upcoming concert in French newspaper La Croix

Lark Reviews (UK) - November 2018

Lark Reviews

"Reynaldo Hahn’s Le seul amour is intensely beautiful, but surrounded by equally compelling pieces. A lovely disc."

France Musique - November 2018

Lionel Esparza

Lionel Esparza and his guests discuss the latest album release with a cocktail at the Hotel Bedford in Paris for France Musique's "Classic Club"

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"

Toute La Culture (France) - October 2018

Yaël Hirsch

Interview of the Duo about "Belle Epoque", by Yaël Hirsch

Radio RCF - October 2018

Bernard Niedda

Bernard Niedda interviews the Duo about "Belle Epoque"

France Musique - October 2018

Clément Rochefort

Ludmila Berlinskaya & Arthur Ancelle perform live on France Musique some excerpts of their "Belle Epoque" album, as part of the "Générations France Musique" show.

Radio Vinci Autoroute - October 2018

Charlotte Latour

Charlotte Latour interviews the Duo about their "Belle Epoque" album