A young duo introduces itself. The interpretations of Cheng² Duo are steeped in a rare balance of unfiltered youthful joy and enthusiasm in their playing on one hand, and mature, historically informed, and profound interpretations on the other, commanding attention from the very first note. With their debut CD, Bryan and Silvie Cheng present a panorama of French chamber music written between 1860 and 1916.
Claude Debussy Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano - I. Prologue
Claude Debussy Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano - II. Sérénade
Claude Debussy Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano - III. Finale
Gabriel Fauré from 'Trois mélodies' Op. 7 No. 1 - Après un rêve
Gabriel Fauré Sicilienne, Op. 78
Gabriel Fauré Élégie, Op. 24
César Franck Sonata in A major CFF 123 - I. Allegretto ben moderato
César Franck Sonata in A major CFF 123 - II. Allegro
César Franck Sonata in A major CFF 123 - III. Recitativo-Fantasia
César Franck Sonata in A major CFF 123 - IV. Allegretto poco mosso
Camille Saint-Saëns Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43
Camille Saint-Saëns from 'Le Carnaval des Animaux' - Le Cygne
Fono Forum, Germany
"Outstanding debut CD…Silvie Cheng’s hands glide from key to key, she weaves a sound carpet full of filigree patterns and spreads it out under the playing of her brother. Bryan Cheng storms up the scales sure-footedly, then prances triumphantly on the summit…he makes a dazzling appearance…one suspects that these two will be big successes."