ANTON LISTE (1772-1832): Grande Sonate for Piano Four Hands, Op. 2, HANS SCHAEUBLE (1906-1988): Los Caprichos, Op. 36 for 2 Pianos, ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892-1955): Pastorale d'eté for 2 Pianos, FRANK MARTIN (1890-1974): Pavane couleur du temps for 2 Pianos.
Catalogue Number: 12N035
Reference: GMCD 7370
Description: Liste's half-hour long sonata was apparently inspired by Beethoven's Op. 31 group of 1801-02. This being a Swiss label, the other major-sized work, is by a 20th century Swiss composer - Schauble's seven-movement, 26-minute ballet score (presumably originally for orchestra; the notes aren't very good on this release) is based on a selection of Goya's 80 aquatints. Spanish flavor but not dripping with it; rather a mature composer's own style tinted by it, expressive and colorful. See Siang Wong, Hans Adolfsen (pianos).