ALEXANDRE TANSMAN (1897-1986): Works for 2 Pianos - Le Train de nuit (First Recording), Sonata, Fantaisie sur les valses de Johann Strauss, Ballet La Grande Ville.
Catalogue Number: 06T047
Label: SWR Music
Description: The description above (06T004) goes for these pieces too, two of which are ballet scores (1934’s Le Grande Ville particularly involved with “le jazz hot”) while the 1940 sonata’s darkness and gloom is associated with it having been written while hiding from the Nazis; the Strauss fantasy of 1961 is gloriously anachronistic for its date. Duo d’Accord.