Due Lune: Random Repertoire for Two Violins (CD)

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Annebeth Webb, Joanna Westers, Camerata RCO

Annebeth Webb (violin 1), Joanna Westers (violin 2), Jeroen Bal (piano)

Camerata RCO: Sjaan Oomen (violin 1), Jae-won Lee (violin 2), Saeko Oguma (viola), Godfried Hoogeveen (cello), Nicky Schwartz (double bass), Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya (harpsichord)

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Violinists Joanna Westers and Annebeth Webb are the duo Due Lune. With their album Random Repertoire For Two Violins, Webb and Western prove that they play excellently and also have very good knowledge of different genres. The program consists of two concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach, in which Bach does not hide that he is very impressed of his seven years older colleague from Italy. It also features two suites for two violins and piano by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Polish counterpart Moritz Moszkowski. These works from the twentieth century form a beautiful contrast with the works of Vivaldi and Bach. Particularly amusing is the textual contribution of Thomas Beijer (English and Dutch) which Beijer searches for the links between the works played.

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Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for two Vioins, Strings and Basso continuo Opus 3/8
Shostakovich: Five Pieces for two Violins and Piano (arr. Atovmyan)
Bach: Concerto in D minor for two Violins and Piano in G minor Opus 71
Moszkowski: Suite for two Violins and Piano in G minor Opus 71