• Lisa Batiashvili

    Lisa Batiashvili
  • Denys Proshayev

    Denys Proshayev
  • David Garrett

    David Garrett
  • Concerto Köln

    Concerto Köln
  • Nicola Benedetti

    Nicola Benedetti
  • Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Jos van Immerseel

    Jos van Immerseel
  • Philippe Jaroussky

    Philippe Jaroussky
  • Giuliano Carmignola

    Giuliano Carmignola
  • Miguel Harth-Bedoya

    Miguel Harth-Bedoya
  • Anima Eterna Brügge

    Anima Eterna Brügge
  • Chouchane Siranossian

    Chouchane Siranossian
  • Tal & Groethuysen

    Tal & Groethuysen
  • Alexandre Tharaud

    Alexandre Tharaud
  • Andrea Marcon

    Andrea Marcon
  • Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

    Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
  • Raphaela Gromes

  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  • Javier Perianes

    Javier Perianes
  • Jean Rondeau

    Jean Rondeau
  • Russische Nationalphilharmonie

    Russische Nationalphilharmonie
  • Shao-Chia Lü

    Shao-Chia Lü
  • La Cetra Basel

    La Cetra Basel
  • Orfeo 55

    Orfeo 55
  • Katia & Marielle Labèque

    Katia & Marielle Labèque
  • Regensburger Domspatzen

    Regensburger Domspatzen
  • Ensemble Artaserse

    Ensemble Artaserse

Katia & Marielle Labèque play Dessner in Frankfurt

The piano duo Katia & Marielle Labèque played on 22 and 23 October 2020 with the hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt.

Under the direction of Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the musicians interpreted the "Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by Bryce Dessner", which the composer had written especially for Katia and Marielle Labèque:

"Dessner, this season's resident artist of the hr-Sinfonieorchester, has peppered his classical three-movement work on a tonal basis with numerous polyrhythmic finesses. They offered the sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque the opportunity to throw themselves into the thoroughly entertaining pianistic turmoil with their own impulsive power and energy, including audible borrowings from the minimal music of Philip Glass, with which not only they but also Dessner himself have already worked together intensively". (Rhein-Main-Zeitung, 26.10.2020, Axel Zibulski)


"He dedicated his Concerto for two pianos (Corona.conditionally with a reduced orchestral instrumentation) to the two spirited artists, who were extremely energetic and inspired during their Frankfurt guest performance. A striking, large-format music full of tonal nuances: no wonder that the commission books of this versatile composer are full to bursting". (Frankfurter Neue Presse, 26.10.2020, ge)

"The Labeque sisters shone, as did the fact that despite their thinning, they were not anaemic or skinny at all sounding tutti of the hr-Sinfonieorchester." (Frankfurter Rundschau, 24.10.2020, Bernhard Uske)