The renowned Hungarian composer, Erzsébet Szőnyi – student of Zoltán Kodály – composed a four-movement suite for two pianos for the duo Egri & Pertis, entitled “Pictures from Jerusalem”. After numerous concert performances, this work was immortalized in 2004 on the Oeuvre CD, which was released by Hungaroton in celebration...

Pertis: Family Music

The composer Jenö Pertis, deceased in 2007, father of Attila Pertis, composed several works for the duo Egri & Pertis. Two of them were immortalized on his overture CD, “Family Music and other Chamber Works” (released in 2006): “Four Etudes” and “Family Music No.4 – Three Mystical Etudes”.

Schubert’s Late Works

Schubert’s late works for piano four-hands date from the years 1826 and 1828. Most of them are extensive and challenging compositions with which Schubert intended to become known abroad. One of the most famous ones is the Fantasy in F minor (D 940), for which an extensive draft has survived....

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies

The duo’s third Liszt CD is dedicated to the six Hungarian Rhapsodies which the composer has arranged for piano duet or composed newly. The Liszt researcher Maria Eckhardt wrote an exciting read about this thought creation process, which can be read in the accompanying CD booklet.

Massenet & Franck

Musical rarities on an instrument rarity, is there a more exciting combination? The composer, Jules Massenet, who was marked down as an opera composer, enriched the piano duet literature with numerous gems. And there are also surprises from César Franck: His 1st duo on “God Save the King”.

Grieg: Norwegian Melodies

Known and less-known works by Grieg on the Pleyel double grand piano: In addition to the Norwegian Dances also Nordic Ways, the Waltz Caprices, the Norse Romances with Variations, Two Symphonic Pieces as well as the Nordic Bridal Procession sound in passing.


Live recording of a concert on the Pleyel double grand piano in the Royal Castle Gödöllö in Hungary. After the Double Grand Series CD series, this instrument rarity can now also be seen unfolding its wonderful sound in the magnificent acoustics of the castle. Works by Dohnányi, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Pleyel,...

The highlight of this Mendelssohn CD is certainly the first recording of the Midsummer Night’s Dream in the composer’s original duet version. But here, too, you’ll find surprises, such as the Sonata in D major for two pianos and the Sonata movement in G minor, which Mendelssohn composed as a...

Ernst von Dohnányi and Béla Bartók – a friendship despite different musical paths. Original duo version of The Miraculous Mandarin by Bartók, juxtaposed with the Waltz Suite by Dohnányi.

This programme focuses on Brahms, accompanied by two musician friends whose friendship had a decisive impact on Brahms’ life and career: Robert Schumann and Josef Joachim. Via Brahms’ arrangement of 16 Ländlers, this CD also quotes Franz Schubert, whom the German Romantic School revered as one of its spiritual fathers.

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