Schimmel Concert Grand Piano / Team of Pianists
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The Team of Pianists has already eight commercial CDs, and now the ninth is Schimmel Artist Collection: Australia's renowned Team of Pianists presenting the new Schimmel Concert Grand Piano K 256.
The Team has the honour of this CD being the inaugural recording in Schimmel's Artist Collection series. The Team of Pianists comprises four principal partner-members; Max Cooke OAM, Darryl Coote, Robert Chamberlain and Rohan Murray. As Artists-in-Residence at Glenfern Estate in East St. Kilda, they conduct regular concerts including the summer Rigg Bequest
series Classic Music in Historic Venues during the summer, and the popular series Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea in winter.
The new Schimmel K 256 Concert Grand Piano was shipped to Melbourne in August 2005, where it was unboxed and assembled in the warehouse of Bernies Music Land in Ringwood. This allowed the Team partners to rehearse and become familiar with the instrument's touch and character prior to recording in the studio. Agents for Schimmel pianos is Bernies Music Land, Ringwood, sponsors of the Team of Pianists, who made the production of this CD possible. Following delivery to the studios of Move Records in Eaglemont, the recording sessions took place between 17 and October 2005.
The selection of music comprises works for piano duet by Brahms, solos by Chopin, Debussy, Schumann, Gottschalk and Vine, which sit alongside the Saint-Saens' Sonata for clarinet and piano, Opus 167, which features guest clarinettist Craig Hill from the Melbourne Symphony.
Tracks 1 - 16:
16 Waltzes for four hands by Johannes Brahms. Played by Darryl Coote - primo and Max Cooke - secondo
17. Etude in C minor Op 10 No. 12 (Revolutionary). Played by Rohan Murray
18. Relets dans l'Eau (images 1, 1905). Played by Darryl Coote
Tracks 19 - 22:
Sonata for clarinet and piano Op. 167 by Camille Saint-Saens. Played by Craig Hill, Clarinet and Robert Chamberlain, piano.
II Allegro animato
IV Molto Allegro
23. Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2 by Schumann. Played by Max Cooke
24. The Banjo by Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Played by Robert Chamberlain
25 -26. Piano Sonata No.1 (1990) by Carl Vine played by Rohan Murray
I Movement 1
II Movement 2
Guest: Craig Hill (clarinet)
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