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Introducing the Duo Gastesi-Bezerra
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4on1

Duo Gastesi-Bezerra has released their first CD! 4on1 consists of nine postmodern piano duets, ranging from Ricardo Tacuchian’s Estruturas Gêmeas of 1978 to Marlene Woodward-Cooper’s Sombras of 2002. It has been made possible through the confluence of generous institutions such as The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Josquin Records.

Please click on the links to hear samples of the CD.

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Or you can send a check of U$ 15.00 to:

Márcio Bezerra
736 Lemongrass Lane
Wellington, FL 33414

Tracks

   Michel Lysight
1.Ripple Marks

   Frédéric Devreese
2.Mobile

    Piotr Lachert
3. 19e Sonate, Risposta a la Bella Postina

   Vladimir Tosic
4. Dual

    Justin H. Rubin
5. broken crystal...falling gently, falling silently

    Terry W. Owens
6. Ariadne’s Crown

    Marlene Woodward-Cooper
7. Sombras I
8. Sombras II
9. Sombras III

      Ricardo Tacuchian
10. Estruturas Gêmeas

      Carme Fernández-Vidal
11. Caprici

 

What They Are Saying:

 

Gastesi and Bezerra play an international mix of composers —from the US, Poland, Serbia, Italy, Brazil, Spain. The last two works, by Ricardo Tacuchian and Carme Fernandez-Vidal are thrilling—fast and brilliant. Piotr Lachert’s 19th sonata, Risposta a la Bella Postina is romantic, very like Schumann. Most of the composers have taken four hands as an opportunity to extend the same texture the length of the piano; particularly pleasant are the understated, pleasantly melancholy Ripple Marks by Michel Lysight and Ariadne’s Crown by Terry Owens. Marlene Woodward-Cooper’s Sombras are flashy. The range of pieces is satisfying, with more variety than on many programs of solo piano music.
American Record Guide

 

En este su primer disco, el veterano dúo de pianistas vasco-brasileño formado por Estíbaliz Gastesi y Márcio Bezerra . . . propone un acercamiento a un ramillete de músicas de adscripción estética a esa ‘nueva consonancia’ que propugna, con notables dosis de eclecticismo, ser una de las voces representativas de la música posmoderna, ya de vuelta, aunque no sin ser asimiladas, de las experiencias rupturistas.Con un ataque nítido y buena dosis de solvencia técnica, singularmente en las exigentes composiciones de Lachert, Woodward-Cooper y Tacuchian, el recorrido muestra diversas facetas de esta opción creativa.
Germán Gan Quesada, Espacio Sonoro , Spain

 

He recibido vuestro CD con música de compositores americanos, que me ha parecido estupendo. Muchas gracias por la música enviada, que además me servirá en las clases de musicologia en la Universidad.
José M. Garcia Laborda, composer, Associate Professor of Musicology, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

 

Os felicito sinceramente por vuestro trabajo: la grabación es
estupenda y vuestra interpretación se supera día a día.
Carme Fernández-Vidal, composer

 

Le CD est un très bon disque. je voudrais vous féliciter, avant tout,
le caractère très noble de vos interprétations et une
maiytrise absolue de l'instrument.
Piotr Lachert, composer

 

Musically, your CD is marvelous and I am very happy to hear
my work played by two great pianists and musicians.
Michel Lysight, composer

 

Bravo!  4on1 is an absolutely gorgeous CD. I am so happy that
Ariadne
is so beautifully represented. You two are great and
you inspire me to write a new piece for piano four-hands.
Terry W. Owens, composer

 

Zuerst habe ich gar nicht an Virtuosität gedacht, da ihr schon zu Beginn eine Tiefgründigkeit erreicht (ein meditatives Etwas) und wegen der Natürlichkeit. Danach die Einheit des Ensembles .... es ist schwer zu bemerken, dass zwei spielen. Die Kontraste sind rhythmisch, ohne an Flexibilität zu verlieren. Das Repertoire ist angenehm, eine gute Mischung, die es uns ermöglicht, eine sehr lange Zeit konzentriert zuzuhören. Es gibt rhythmische Impulse (im 3. oder 4. Stück zum Beispiel), die mir sehr gut gefallen, und die heutzutage schwer bei Interpreten zu finden sind.
Paulo E. de Freitas Peres, Artistic Director and Editor,
Folia Colonia-Araras Collection, Germany

 

The cd is FABULOUS! I love what you did with Broken crystal -- it's well represented here. The other pieces on the CD are very well done
too -- Kudos to your recording engineer.
Justin Rubin, composer

 

O CD, como um todo, é de alta qualidade interpretativa e técnica. 
Estruturas Gêmeas
mereceu uma versão sensível do Duo que soube explorar todas as minhas intenções sonoras.  A audição do CD é fluente, com peças de natureza diversas mas, ao mesmo tempo, constituindo uma unidade que bem exprime uma tendência musical da atualidade. Os outros compositores que participam do CD são criadores de grande expressão e pleno domínio do metiê. Enfim, um belíssimo resultado: sem nenhum exagero, o Duo Gastesi-Bezerra bem merece estar na galeria dos grandes Duos pianísticos da atualidade.
Ricardo Tacuchian, composer

 

Fantastic opus 1 for Josquin Records, congratulations!!!
Alain Van Kerckhoven, publisher of postmodern music

 

Congratulations on your excellent performances! The recording quality is wonderful, and you demonstrate clarity, good balance, and ensemble. You are great proponents of late 20th century music, and the composers are fortunate to have you recording their works.
Dallas Weekley and Nancy Arganbright, America’s foremost piano duettists

 

 


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