CD OF THE YEAR
BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
'They launch their label with panache'
'Full of their customary sparkle, the Labèques make you sit-up and take notice'
'You want to roll out the red carpet. Welcome back, Katia and Marielle'
'The sisters are sensational'
'The illusion of improvisation is the genius of their performances'
'Rarely has the weft and warp of the score been so realized, its question- and-answer dialogue with such perfect (and natural) even-handedness'
'After their brilliant debut album on their own label, the Labèque sisters turn their attention to Stravinsky and Debussy....it would be hard to imagine a more idiomatic performance than this, with luminously translucent textures and whip-crack rhythmic vitality'
'Such are the charms of this sister-and-sister piano duo playing the music of their countryman that the disc, the first on their own label, is almost irresistible. Thinking and breathing as one, they bend phrases and stretch them to their most expressive points. When they rein in that expression, they do it with the same unanimity'
'Coordination millimétrée, couleurs chatoyantes, virtuosité étincelante. Katia et Marielle respirent d'un seul souffle. C'est impressionnant'