GEORGE ONSLOW (1784-1853): Sonata for Piano Four Hands No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 7, 6 pièces for Piano, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Petite Suite, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): La Couronne, “C”, Les Chemins de l’Amour, Fêtes Galantes, Violon, Les Gars Polonais (songs arr. four hands Linda Ang Stoodley).
Catalogue Number: 11T022
Label: Divine Art
Reference: dda 25132
Description: Dating from 1810, Onslow's sonata is classic Germanic early Romanticism, with declamatory chords, calculated pauses and sharp, sudden contrasts akin to the style and sensibility of Spohr, Weber and Schubert. The six pieces, collected after the composer’s death, are much lighter works dating from the 1830s and/or 1840s. So, 41 minutes of Onslow and another rarity, six Poulenc songs arranged into a cycle and transcribed by one of the pianists here and titled “Chansons de l’Amour et de la Guerre”. Piano à Deux.