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Arms Crossed

J S Bach transcriptions
for piano four hands -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... modern yet familiar.'

Bach Crossings. Duo Stephanie and Saar. © 2012 New Focus Recordings

Bach Crossings, a first release for Duo Stephanie and Saar on New Focus Recordings, is a crossing of paths, minds and inspirations. The music of Bach, the colossus of Western music, is made over with a new perspective by György Kurtág (born 1926, Lugoj, Romania), one of the foremost living composers of our time.

The artists are husband and wife pianists. Saar Ahuvia studied at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University and Switzerland's Schaufhausen Conservatory before moving to Baltimore, Maryland, to pursue a Graduate Performance Diploma with Leon Fleisher at Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University...

Copyright © 29 July 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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BACH CROSSINGS - DUO STEPHANIE AND SAAR

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

MAX REGER

PIANO MUSIC

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