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Piano Season: Labeque Sisters

Pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque introduce pieces of music and performers that have inspired them since their childhood. Including Samson Francois, Robert Levin and Radu Lupu.

The Labeque sisters, Katia and Marielle, introduce pieces of music and performers that have inspired them since their childhood. Their mother was a pianist and studied with the legendary pianist Marguerite Long, and they play part of her recording from 1932 of the Ravel piano concerto. Other pianists they include in the programme are Samson Francois, whom their mother also knew, and Robert Levin, Radu Lupu, Krystian Zimerman and Alicia de Larrocha. The sisters also introduce music performed by Miles Davis, and Reinhard Goebel, and some of their own recordings including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Broadcast as part of the "Piano Season on the BBC".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic dances from 'West Side Story' - Mambo [Presto]

    Arranger: Irwin KOSTAL Performer: Jean-Pierre DROUET - Percussion Performer: Katia LABEQUE - Piano Performer: Marielle LABEQUE - Piano Performer: Sylvio Gualdo - Percussion Performer: Trilok GURTU - Percussion

    • CBS CD 45531 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra - 3rd movement; Presto

    Conductor: Maurice RAVEL Performer: Marguerite LONG - Piano Performer: Unknown Orchestra

    • GEMM CD-9927.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 3 in G major BWV.1048

    Performer: Reinhard GOEBEL - Violin Performer: Musica Antiqua Koln

    • ARCHIV 447-287-2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne no. 2 in B major Op.33`2 for piano

    Performer: Samson FRANCOIS - Piano

    • PHILIPS 4567782.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - opera in 3 acts - Act 3: Teneste la promessa; Addio del passato

    Conductor: Franco GHIONE Performer: Maria CALLAS - Soprano Performer: San Carlos Opera House Orchestra Lisbon

    • EMI CDS 556-3302-2.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia - book 1 for piano - no.1; Evocacion

    Performer: Alicia de LARROCHA - Piano

    • DECCA 433-926 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano and orchestra - 2nd movement; Andante con moto

    Conductor: John Eliot GARDINER Performer: Robert LEVIN - Fortepiano Performer: Orchestre Revolutionnaire Et Romantique

    • ARCHIV 457-608-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    En blanc et noir for 2 pianos - No.1

    Performer: Katia LABEQUE - Piano Performer: Marielle LABEQUE - Piano

    • PHILIPS 454-471 2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem : 1st movement; Requiem - Kyrie

    Conductor: Semyon BYCHKOV Performer: Ferruccio FURLANETTO - Bass Performer: Olga BORODINA - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Ramon VARGAS - Tenor Performer: Violeta URMANA - Soprano Performer: Cologne Radio Choir Performer: Cologne Radio Orchestra

    • PROFIL PH-08036.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor Op.66 for piano

    Performer: Vladimir HOROWITZ - Piano

    • SONY CLASSICAL 82876787692.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 1 in B minor BWV.1014 for violin and keyboard - 2nd movement; Allegro

    Performer: Ottavio DANTONE - Harpsichord Performer: Viktoria MULLOVA - Violin

    • ONYX ONYX-4020.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in D major K.448 for 2 pianos - 3rd movement; Allegro molto

    Performer: Katia LABEQUE - Piano Performer: Marielle LABEQUE - Piano

    • KML 1117.
  • George Gershwin

    Gone, Gone, Gone (Porgy and Bess)

    Performer: Miles Davis

    • Columbia CK-65141.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime

    Performer: Miles Davis

    • COLUMBIA CK-65141.
  • Franz Schubert

    4 Impromptus D.935, Op.142 for piano - no.2 in A flat major;

    Performer: Radu LUPU - Piano

    • DECCA 460-975 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto no. 2 in F minor Op.21 for piano and orchestra - 2nd movement; Larghetto

    Performer: Krystian ZIMERMAN - Piano Performer: Polish Festival Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 459-684 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in blue vers. for 2 pianos

    Performer: Katia LABEQUE - Piano Performer: Marielle LABEQUE - Piano

    • KML KML 1121.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - Mambo (Presto)

  • Maurice Ravel

    Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra - 3rd movement; Presto

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major BWV.1048

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne in B major Op.33 No 2 for piano

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - Act 3: Teneste la promessa; Addio del passato

  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia - Book 1 for piano: No.1; Evocacion

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano - 2nd movement; Andante

  • Claude Debussy

    En blanc et noir for 2 pianos - No.1

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem - 1st movement; Requiem - Kyrie

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor Op.66 for piano

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 1 in B minor BWV.1014 for violin and keyboard - 2nd movement; Allegro

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata in D major K.448 for 2 pianos - 3rd movement; Allegro molto

  • George Gershwin

    Porgy & Bess - Gone, Gone, Gone; Summertime

  • Franz Schubert

    Four Impromptus D.935, Op.142 for piano - no.2 in A flat major

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto no. 2 in F minor Op.21 for piano - 2nd movement; Larghetto

  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue, version for 2 pianos

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