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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant!, 27 Aug 2013
This partnership is nothing less than outstanding. Lucy and I have been lucky enough to hear them in concert twice, once playing some of the Schubert on this CD at The Barber Institute in Birmingham, and more recently at Machynlleth playing Beethoven sonatas, and I would urge you to see them live if you possibly can. We have also heard Alina play in various venues and in various combos in the UK and it is always hugely enjoyable. What comes across is that they both love the music, love playing the music and love playing the music for others to listen to, and that is all too rare.
About this double CD set. The first movement of the first sonata is given totally artlessly, and for many days the simple tune was going round and round in my head. The works become more complex on the second CD and, whilst maybe not Schubert's greatest, they are played with such searching commitment and innate musicianship that they also leave a huge impression. Record of the Year? Definitely maybe. Stars out of 5? Five hundred if that were possible.