Mahler for Piano Duo
MDG 930 1778-6 (2 CDs)
Mahler, arr Bruno Walter: Symphony No 1 in D major: I, Langsam. Schleppend (11:39); II, Kräftig bewegt (7:51)
Piano Duo Trenkner / Speidel
The Sontraud Speidel & Evelinde Trenkner Piano Duo focuses on long neglected transcriptions of significant compositions and thus serves to expand the horizons of the standard repertoire. Recent concert highlights have included performances of the Mahler symphonies in Washington and New York. Conductor Bruno Walter was an early champion of Mahler and frequently played piano duets with the composer, using that experience to craft arrangements of the First and Second Symphonies.