TREASURES

PEKINEL`S LIFE`S WORK IN ONE BOX

  • This box contains the most important recordings of their career on 7 CDs, 4 DVDs and 2 Blu-rays, all in a re-mastered version.
  • extraordinary insights into Güher and Süher Pekinel´s life’s work
  • up to 17 hours pure music enjoyment specially compiled by the Pekinels
  • repertoire of all well-known works for piano duo from classical to modern music
  • extensive biographical book with many private photographs completes this portrait
Portrait Güher & Süher Pekinel in front of a Steinway & Sons Piano

PEKINEL`S LIFE`S WORK IN ONE BOX

The Güher & Süher Pekinel Piano Duo attracts exceptional attention in the international music scene. Their orchestral engagements include performances with distinguished orchestras such as the Berlin, Vienna, New York, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philadelphia Orchestra and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. At their extensive recital tours, spanning the major music halls of Europe, Far East, among them Japan, and the United States, they have received wide critical acclaim for their extraordinary poetical musicality, pianistic perfection with genuine style and interpretation. 

This extensive edition including 4 DVDs, 2 Blu-rays and 7 CDs with numerous Piano Works and Piano Concertos presents the most important recordings from the career of the Turkish twin sisters – the real treasures of the world-class piano duo.

„The Pekinels are widely regarded as the finest duo-pianist team since Artur and Karl-Ulrich Schnabel.”

Alexander Letvin, The Pianist Magazine London

Content in the box

Pekinels play West Side Story

  • Live from the Borusan American Festival, Istanbul Lütfi Kirdar International Concert Hall, 15.12.2015
  • Percussions: Raphael Haeger and Simon Rössler (Berlin Philharmonic)

Zubin Mehta: Güher & Süher Pekinel in Concert

  • Live from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2012 | Percussions: Lorenzo D’Attoma and Fausto Cesare Bombardier | Orchestra del Maggio Musicale – Conducted by Zubin Mehta
  • Bartók: Concerto for two pianos, percussion and orchestra, BB 121
  • Live from the Ludwigsburg International Music Festival 2010
  • Schubert: Fantasia for four hands in F minor, op. 103, D. 940 | Mozart: Sonata for two pianos in D major, K 448 | Debussy: En blanc et noir for two pianos, L 134 | Infante: 3 Danses Andalouse for two pianos | Poulenc: Élégie (en accords alternés) for two pianos, FP 175 | Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor

Live from the Schwetzingen Festival 2001: Güher & Süher Pekinel feat. Jacques Loussier Trio – Bach Concertos

  • Opening

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in D minor for three pianos, BWV 1063

  • Allegro 3. Movement, Jazz Version

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in C minor for two pianos and strings, BWV 1060

  • Allegro 1. Movement, Jazz Version
  • End Credits

Live form Cadogan Hall, London 2007 | English Chamber Orchestra – Conducted by Sir Colin Davis

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in C minor for two pianos and strings, BWV 1062

  • Allegro
  • Andandte
  • Allegro assai
  • End Credits

Documentary „Double Life – Güher and Süher Pekinel“ by Hanno Rinke

Concert live from the Cadogan Hall, London 2007 | English Chamber Orchestra – Conducted by Sir Colin Davis

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 10 in E flat major for two pianos, K 365a

  • Opening
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Rondeau. Allegro
  • End Credits
Concert live from Tonhalle Zurich 2007 | Zurich Chamber Orchestra – Conducted by Muhai Tang

Francis Poulenc: Concerto in D minor for two pianos, FP 61

  • Opening
  • Allegro ma non troppo
  • Larghetto
  • Finale, Allegro Molto
Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche Suite for two pianos, op. 165b
  • Brazileira – Mouvement de Samba
  • End Credits

Concert live from the Luzern Piano Festival 2006

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F minor for two pianos, op.34 b
  • Allegro non troppo 1. Movement

Sergei Rachmaninov: “Fantaisie-tableaux” Suite No. 1 for two pianos, op. 5

  • Adagio sostenuto „la nuit … L´amour…“ 2. Movement

Witold Lutosławski: Paganini Variations

  • Allegro Capriccioso
  • End Credits

Interview with Güher & Süher Pekinel 2009

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fuga in G minor, K401 (375e)

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for two pianos in F mino op. 34b

  • Allegro non tropo
  • Andante, un poco adagio
  • Scherzo: Alegro -Trio
  • Finale: poco sostenuto-Allegro non troppo

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia for Mechanical organ in F minor, K 608
(Composer´s transcription for 4 hands)

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Allegro

 Franz Liszt: Mephisto´s Waltz No. 1 (The Dance in the Village Inn)

  • Allegro vivace (quasi Presto)
  • Un poco meno mosso
  • Presto fantastico
  • Poco allegretto rubato
  • Presto
  • Un poco meno mosso (come prima)
  • Piu mosso
  • Presto
  • Premiere Coda
  • Presto

Maurice Ravel: La Valse, Poème Choréographique
(Composer´s transcription for 4 hands)

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, Scenes of a Pagan Russia in two parts, Version for piano duet Part one: The adoration of the Earth
  • Introduction (Lento)
  • The Augurs of Spring. Dance of the Young Girls
  • Mock Abduction
  • Spring Round Dances
  • Games of the Rival Tribes
  • Procession ot the Wise Elder
  • The Wise Elder – Dance of the Earth

 Part two: The Sacrifice

  • Introduction (Largo)
  • Mystical Circles of the Young Girls
  • Glorification of the Chosen Victim
  • Summoning of the Ancestors
  • Ritual of the Ancestors
  • Sacrificial Dance. The Chosen Victim

 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 1 for two pianos, op.5 „Fantasie-Tableau“

  • Barcarolle. Allegretto
  • La nuit … L’amour. Adagio sostenuto – Agitato
  • Les Larmes. Largo di molto
  • Paques. Allegro maestoso

Francis Poulenc: Élégie (en accord alternés) for two pianos, FP 175

  • Très calme et mélancolique
Ernesto Lecuona: Suite Andalucia for piano No. 6: Malagueña
  • Allegro moderato | Lento (à la capriccio) | Moderato
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for two pianos, op. 17
  • Valse. Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C mino for two pianos, K 426
  • Adagio
  • Allegro moderato

Camille Saint-Saëns: Variations on a theme of Ludwig van Beethoven, op. 35

Theme. Moderato assai | Variation 1. Tempo di Minuetto | Variation 2. Allegro | Variation 3: Poco più mosso | Variation 4. Tempo del Tema | Variation 5. Molto allegro | Variation 6. Moderato assai | Variation 7. Presto leggerissimo | Variation 8. Alla marcia funebre (Allegro moderato) | Variation 9. Allegro | Variation 10: Presto

Enrique Granados: Goyescas, op. 11 No. 4 Quejas, o la Maja y el ruiseñor

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5, 7, 17, 20, 21

  • No. 5 in F sharp minor
  • No. 7 in A major
  • No. 17 in F sharp minor
  • No. 20 in E minor
  • No. 21 in E minor

 Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole

  • Prélude à la nuit
  • Malagueña
  • Habanera
  • Feria

Johannes Brahms: Nos. 1, 2, 11, 14 & 15 from 16 Waltzes, op. 39 arranged by Brahms for two pianos

  • No. 1. in B major (Tempo giusto)
  • No. 2 in E major
  • No. 11 in B minor
  • No.14 in G sharp minor
  • No 15 in A Flat major
Johann Sebastian Bach „Jesus bleibet meine Freude“ Chorale from Cantata No. 147
Manuel Infante: Three Danses Andalouses for two pianos
  • Sentimento

Leonard Berstein: West Side Story, Symphonic Dances for two pianos and two percussions

(adapted and supervised two piano version by Leonard Bernstein for Pekinels, wirtten by Paul McKibbins and Robert Philips.
Percussionists: Peter Sadlo and Stefan Gagelmann (recorded 1988)
 
Prologue (Allegro Moderato) | Somewhere (Adagio) | Scherzo ( Vivace e Leggiero) | Mambo (Meno Presto) | Cha-Cha (Andantino Con Grazia) | Meeting Scene ( Meno Mosso) | Cool, Fugue (Allegretto) | Rumble (Molto Allegretto) | Finale (Adagio)
 
 
Krzysztof Penderecki: Ciaccona in memoriam Giovanni Paolo II
(Adapted and supervised two piano version by Krzysztof Penderecki for Pekinels, written by Stanislaw Deja)
 
 
Bela Bartok: Sonata for two pianos and two percussions, BB 15
Percussionists: Peter Sadlo and Stefan Gagelmann (recorded 1988)
  • Assai lento – Allegro troppo
  • Lento, ma non troppo
  • Allegro non troppo
George Gershwin: three Preludes for two pianos (recorded 1988)
  • No. 1 in B-flat major (Allegro ben ritmato e deciso)
  • No. 2 in C-sharp minor (Andante con moto e poco rubato)
  • No. 3 in E-flat mino (Allegro ben ritmato e deciso)
Witold Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations for two pianos and two percussions (Turkey Premiere)
  • Percussionists: Simon Rössler and Raphael Haeger
  • Güher & Süher Pekinel featuring Jacques Loussier Trio members, Andrè Arpino, Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac
Johann Sebastian bach: Concerto in C minor for two pianos, BWV 1060 (Jazz Version)
  • Allegro 1. Movement
Johann Sebastian bach: Concerto in C majorfor two pianos, BWV 1061 (Jazz Version)
  • Adagio 2. Movement

10 classic piano concertos + Bach Jazz Version

  • Bach: Concertos in C minor for two pianos and strings BW 1062 (Classic Version), in C major for two pianos BWV 1061, in D minor for three pianos BWV 1063 and in C minor BWV 1060 | Zurich Chamber Orchestra – Conducted by Howard Griffi ts
  • Bach: Concerto in D minor for three pianos BWV 1063 (Jazz Version) | Güher & Süher Pekinel featuring Jacques Loussier Trio
  • Mozart: Concerto in E fl at major for two pianos K 365 Mendelssohn: Concerto in E major for two pianos and orchestra
  • Bruch: Concerto in A fl at minor for two pianos op. 88a | Philharmonia Orchestra – Conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
  • Poulenc: Concerto in D minor for two pianos FP 61 | Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Conducted by Marek Janowski
  • Bartók: Concerto for two pianos, percussion and orchestra BB 121 | Percussions: Lorenzo D’Attoma and Fausto Cesare Bombardier | Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Conducted by Zubin Mehta
  • Saint-Saëns: Concerto Le carnaval des animaux R.125 | Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Conducted by Marek Janowski
  • Milhaud: Scaramouche op. 165b (Brazileira) | Ludwigsburg International Music Festival