Les enfants terribles

Les enfants terribles

Katia & Marielle Labèque

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Tracklist

  • 1. Overture

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    3:02

  • 2. Paul Is Dying

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    4:57

  • 3. The Somnambulist

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    3:51

  • 4. She Slapped Me

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    3:50

  • 5. They Lived Their Dream

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    2:15

  • 6. Terrible Interlude

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    8:14

  • 7. Cocoon Of Shawls

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    3:35

  • 8. Lost

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    5:11

  • 9. Are You In Love, Agathe?

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    3:14

  • 10. She Took The Path

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    1:57

  • 11. Paul’s End

    Katia & Marielle Labèque

    3:24

  • No. 17

    Marielle Labèque

    8:01

  • No. 20

    Katia Labèque

    11:30

  • Total playing time

    1:03:07

Album review

“Katia and Marielle Labèque, enduring stars of the two-piano repertory, haven't lost a step as they approach their sixth decade of performing and recording together. One reason they remain fresh and compelling for audiences is that their repertory has constantly evolved, putting their remarkable talents into fresh perspectives. The sisters have played both modernist works and those from the minimalist sphere. They have worked in the past with Philip Glass and became the dedicatees of his Double Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in 2015. Here they offer a two-piano arrangement of Glass's voices-and-piano opera Les enfants terribles; the idea was set in motion by Glass and the sisters, and the arrangements were made by Michael Riesman. In general, Glass's music is friendly to the sisters' style, which relies on an uncannily accurate interlocking of the two players and lends the proper glittering intricacy to Glass. Les enfants terribles is an especially nice fit, with the melodies of the original opera set against large masses of sound with sharp accents in the two pianos. Another nice touch is the pair of Glass etudes at the end, one assigned to each sister. Those who liked Katia and Marielle Labèque in the 1980s and 1990s and have wondered what they're up to, this well-recorded release offers a satisfying answer.”

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Record label

Credits

    Released

    23 October 2020

    Recorded

    2020

    Recording location

    Studio La Fabrique des Ondes

    Producer

    David Chalmin

    Recording Engineer, Mixer

    David Chalmin

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