The Team of Pianists
Move Records cat. no. MCD301
The Team of Pianists has already eight commercial CDs, and now the ninth is
Schimmel Artist Collection: Australia's renowned Team of Pianists presenting
the new Schimmel Concert Grand Piano K 256.
The Team has the honour of this CD being the inaugural recording in
Schimmel's Artist Collection series. The Team of Pianists comprises four
principal partner-members; Max Cooke OAM, Darryl Coote, Robert Chamberlain
and Rohan Murray. As Artists-in-Residence at Glenfern Estate in East St.
Kilda, they conduct regular concerts including the summer Rigg Bequest
series Classic Music in Historic Venues during the summer, and the popular
series Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea in winter.
The new Schimmel K 256 Concert Grand Piano was shipped to Melbourne in
August 2005, where it was unboxed and assembled in the warehouse of Bernies
Music Land in Ringwood. This allowed the Team partners to rehearse and
become familiar with the instrument's touch and character prior to recording
in the studio. Agents for Schimmel pianos is Bernies Music Land, Ringwood,
sponsors of the Team of Pianists, who made the production of this CD
possible. Following delivery to the studios of Move Records in Eaglemont,
the recording sessions took place between 17 and October 2005.
The selection of music comprises works for piano duet by Brahms, solos by
Chopin, Debussy, Schumann, Gottschalk and Vine, which sit alongside the
Saint-Saens' Sonata for clarinet and piano, Opus 167, which features guest
clarinettist Craig Hill from the Melbourne Symphony.
- Waltzes for four hands by Johannes Brahms played by Darryl Coote and Max Cooke
- Etude in C minor Op 10 No. 12 (Revolutionary) played by Rohan Murray
- Relets dans l'Eau (images 1, 1905) played by Darryl Coote
- Sonata for clarinet and piano Op. 167 by Camille Saint-Saens. Played by Craig Hill, Clarinet and Robert Chamberlain, piano.
- Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2 by Schumann played by Max Cooke
- The Banjo by Louis Moreau Gottschalk played by Robert Chamberlain
- Piano Sonata No 1 (1990) by Carl Vine played by Rohan Murray
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Music details: Piano Sonata No. 1
See also: Piano