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Kim Kashkashian and Robert Levin: Asturiana (ECM New Series/Ode)

Kim Kashkashian and Robert Levin: Asturiana (ECM New Series/Ode)

Although subtitled "Songs from Spain and Argentina" and Levin saying these pieces are "unabashedly flamboyant", there is little of that passionate looseness here in these viola and piano duets, rather a more stately drawing room feel is brought to these transcriptions of folk-influenced songs, seven by Manuel de Falla....

Thomas Demenga: Chonguri (ECM/Ode)

Thomas Demenga: Chonguri (ECM/Ode)

This might seem an unusual choice for Music From Elsewhere -- classical music on violoncello with piano and accordion accompaniment. But Demenga's catalogue is impressive and his '94 duet album with his brother Patrick, 12 Hommages a Paul Sacher, has never been far from my stereo on quiet nights. His on-going series where he alternates...

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