The Elegance and the Ecstasy: Piano Duets by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms
Duo Majoya
Marnie Giesbrecht, piano
Joachim Segger, piano
Arktos 20042
Barcode 7502012622

With The Elegance and the Ecstasy, their third release for Arktos, Duo Majoya explore what is probably the best-known keyboard music for two — the piano four-hand repertoire. Featuring music by the names most closely associated with this genre, Mozart, Schubert and Brahms, the latest Duo Majoya CD brilliantly captures the finesse, elegance and joy expressed through what is perhaps the most intimate of musical ensembles. Rick Philips of CBC’s Sound Advice rated this disc as four stars.

“Long-time readers probably know of my fondness for piano duets; this disc… is one of the most delightful I’ve encountered in some time. The Canadian Duo Majoya give relaxed and elegant performances… Delicious.” – Deryk Barker, Victoria Times Columnist

On this recording:
16 Waltzes, Opus 39, Johannes Brahms
Fantasia in F Minor, Opus 103, Franz Schubert
Andante with Variations, K. 501, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in A Major, Opus 107, Franz Schubert
Hungarian Dances, Johannes Brahms