In the mid-twentieth century the two piano combination was popular in the concert hall and for light entertainment. It proved a perfect medium for composers seeking to bring lightness of touch to their work, allowing them to write pieces that were fun to play and to watch.
'A musician of curiosity and discernment, Callaghan’s robust piano-playing is also thoughtful, subtle and refined.' (Gramophone) Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, in parallel with his career as a recording artist. Callaghan’s repertoire includes over fifty concertos including standard solo and chamber works of the 19th and 20th centuries, and much that is rare and unexplored.
Heralded by The Times as 'just the sort of champion the newest of new music needs', and praised as 'impeccable in his pianism and unfailing in his idiomatic grasp' by Gramophone, Takenouchi’s curiosity and a natural penchant for integrity makes his playing and his vast repertoire unique. His love for the classical masters – particularly Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin – is equalled by his passion for the music of Medtner, lesser-known British composers and contemporary music.
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