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Alice Sara Ott, Francesco Tristano

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A Soft Shell Groove
Francesco Tristano; Alice Sara Ott; Francesco Tristano
Le Sacre du Printemps - Version For Piano Duet (Published 1913)  
Part 1: The Adoration Of The Earth
Igor Stravinsky; Alice Sara Ott; Francesco Tristano
Part 2: The Sacrifice
Igor Stravinsky; Alice Sara Ott; Francesco Tristano
Scheherazade, Op.35  
The Story Of The Calender Prince
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Alice Sara Ott; Francesco Tristano
La Valse
Maurice Ravel; Alice Sara Ott; Francesco Tristano
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:58
"When Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano come together to play the works on this album, pieces that have been performed a thousand times before, something miraculous happens. Watch them give a whole new meaning to piano duets."
- Sinfini Music

Scandale is the title of this 2014 release from pianists Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano. While their choice of title is an allusion to the Russian impresario Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, they have no desire to view him or his era through a retrospective, idealistic haze. The challenging programme for two pianos centers around Stravinsky’s extremely rhythmic and avant-garde score of The Rite of Spring. The album also features a world premiere recording of a composition by Tristano himself entitled A Soft Shell Groove.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – DG Studio Masters

Recording: Berlin, Teldex Studio, September 2013
Executive Producer: Angelika Meissner
Producer: Friedemann Engelbrecht
Recording Engineer: Tobias Lehmann
Project Coordinator: Anna-Lena Rodewald
Piano Technicians: Martin Jerabek (Steinway); Téo Nesprias (Yamaha)
Francesco Tristano plays on a Yamaha CFX concert grand piano.
Recorded and mastered by Teldex Studio Berlin
Stravinsky: Boosey & Hawkes, Ltd.
Tristano: Manuscript (SACEM)

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