RBB Kulturradio

Caroline Schönberg

The twin sisters have for many years constituted a worldwide esteemed piano-duo. In their record of the Sonata for two keyboards f-minor op. 34 they prefer a clear, objective Brahms but quite with passion and full of verve. Camille Saint-Saëens’ Beethoven Variations – the virtuous show-piece – has to be served skilfully; and this is notably well mastered by the two sisters. Here they can give their temperament a free rein. At the end they virtually dynamite the room with their play. The basses swing, the tone-garlands pearl. This CD of more than 65 minutes simply makes you feel good. It is a CD for all those who love lively music-making.