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This CD by Russian husband-and-wife piano duo Igor Machlak and Olga Kharitonova is, as the title suggests, connected with travel - first, the journey from country to country, from piece to piece - from America, to Germany, Russia Spain and thence to Australia; also the journeys undertaken mentally by composers - exemplified here by the Spanish Rhapsodies by Moszkowski and Ravel, and even the piece by Grainger which is based on folk tunes from the Faroe Islands. The duo themselves undertook a journey when they moved from Russia to Australia in 1995.

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audio  sample: Brahms - Waltz, op. 39 no. 5 in E major  
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Leonard Bernstein:
America ("West Side Story")
Johannes Brahms:
Waltzes, Op. 39 nos. 1-16
Sergei Rachmaninov:
Three duets from op. 11 (Barcarolle, Scherzo and Valse)
Valery Gavrilin:
Four pieces from 'Sketches" - Troika, March, The Little Clock and Tarantella
Maurice Ravel:
Rhapsodie Espagnole
Moritz Moszkowski:
Dances Espagnoles, op. 12
Percy Grainger:
Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow

review extracts:
“this is an attractive program from a talented piano duo.” - Andrew Scott (The Sunday Age)