Granados. Los Requiebros from Goyescas
With a hitherto unpublished two-piano transcription of a Bach trio sonata as their point of departure, Cristina Casale and Emmanuel Ferrer-Laloë take us on a journey through the timeline of musical history and present some of the most outstanding works ever written for two pianos. They pay a visit to Classicism in a Mozart sonata, and get involved in Post-Romanticism with Rachmaninov’s Suite No. 2. Moving onward from there, Casale & Ferrer offer a rendition of Richard Rodney Bennett’s “Four Piece Suite”, influenced by more popular styles such as samba, blues, ragtime, and rock.
From Bach to rock: with two pianos they run the gamut from the most transcendent music to the most popular roots, without ever sacrificing anything in terms of artistic compositional quality.
A part from her unquestionable performing level, specialized media consider Casale as a great expressive artist who enriches the world of Classical Music in and out from stage, as her commented concerts in special occasions, her involvement in cultural diffusion or contributing with Vozes Fundation, an entity who helps the society through the music.