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Shostakovich, Arensky

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"Another revelation of last season [2009] was the splendid concert the Parnas sisters played with Christian Steiner...a terrific success."

-- Michael Miller, Berkshire Review

"I am so impressed with the girls' playing. I can't believe how precocious their playing is, how sensitive and sophisticated they are. It goes beyond precocious, it's artistry. The Shostakovich is unbelievable -- as a matter of fact, I like it better than mine. The Beethoven is beautiful, and the Arensky is passionate and elegant at the same time. They're going to have huge careers!"

-- Leslie Parnas

A live recording of the Tannery Pond Concert from August 22, 2009, featuring Madalyn & Cicely with Christian Steiner at the piano. The program included Beethoven's Spring Sonata, Shostakovich's Cello Sonata, and Arensky's Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor. An enthusiastic crowd gave a standing ovation and four curtain calls! Tannery Pond Concerts are held in The Tannery on the magnificent grounds of The Darrow School in New Lebanon NY. The Tannery is a simple barn-like structure built by the Shakers in 1834. It provides wonderfully warm acoustics, which can be heard on this beautiful recording, mastered to perfection. CONCERTS AT TANNERY POND: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Arensky is available beginning July 24, 2010.

Track Listing

Disc One
1-4 Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano "Spring" (24:50)
5-8 Sonata For Cello and Piano, Op. 40 (27:36)

Disc Two
1-4 Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 in D minor (35:55)

Total time: 88:21

Recorded at: The Tannery, Shaker Mountain Road, New Lebanon, NY, on 22 August, 2009.

Design/Cover Photo: Christian Steiner
Notes: Justine Will
Executive Producer: Christian Steiner