Piano Duo

Güher and Süher Pekinel

Mozart | Debussy | Infante | Ravel

Wed, 22.11.19.30Nr. 17505

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Piano-Festival

18.11.-26.11. 2017

 

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    22.

    Nov

    Wednesday
    19.30

    KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

    Piano Duo

    Güher and Süher Pekinel

    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Fantasia for a Mechanical Clock in F minor, K. 608
    Fugue in C minor, K. 426
    Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 (375a)
    Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
    En blanc et noir for two pianos
    Manuel Infante
    Sentimiento from Tres danzas andaluzas for two pianos
    Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
    Rapsodie espagnole for two pianos

    Outsiders have a hard, if not impossible, time trying to tell them apart. Which is not surprising, since Güher and Süher Pekinel are identical twin sisters. Many have attributed the breathtaking homogeneity that characterizes their playing as a piano duo to this fact, but Süher Pekinel counters: “That is pure speculation,” believing more in a telepathic communication. The two Turkish sisters, who have appeared together since they were six, have followed this principle for some time with an unorthodox arrangement of their grand pianos: rather than sitting opposite each other, frequently they perform with their instruments staggered one next to the other, which precludes any eye contact. “Of course we take on a risk doing that, but it allows us to feel spontaneous impulses more strongly.” Mozart’s great D major Sonata, K. 448, and Debussy’s cycle En blanc et noir are both classics of the repertoire for two pianos that they will perform. After which the tone will become Spanish, with music by Manuel Infante and Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole.

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