Midwest Record

Focusing on familiar works like “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Bolero” but offering them in their original four handed arrangements before they were passed into the familiar orchestral pieces we know, this feels like a candid look at the works as they were originally supposed to be heard. A real ear opening date that has a deceptive simplicity that puts the music front and center, classical piano fans have a winner of a set here as the duo takes you inside the music in a way that you might not have been before. Not really small chamber music despite only 20 fingers out there carrying the load, it’s nothing less that a crisp new post card from an old friend you thought had nothing new to say.

—Chris Spector