Charles Owen & Katya Apekisheva: Music of Rachmaninoff

January 31, 2018, 2:29 pm

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Piano duo partners Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva turn to Rachmaninoff’s diverse Suites for two pianos, and the composer’s atmospheric Morceaux, for their first joint recording for Avie. The co-founders of the London Piano Festival delve into the Suite No. 1, also known as Fantaisie-tableaux, with its poetic inspirations, and the more traditional Suite No. 2 which marked Rachmaninoff’s compositional comeback after a four-year hiatus. Rounding out the album, Charles and Katya share the piano bench for the atmospheric Six Morceaux for piano, four hands.