Katia and Marielle Labèque are among the stars of the international classical music scene: full of temperament and thoughtfulness, the artists have been inspiring their audiences worldwide for more than 20 years. A wide-ranging discography has also made them stars of the record; their recording of the version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received a gold record immediately after its release in 1981. The sisters' repertoire covers the entire literature for piano four hands and two pianos, ranging from Bach and Mozart, Brahms and Liszt to Gershwin, Bernstein and music by contemporary composers. •
Her encounter with Luciano Berio was formative, who encouraged her to be open to all musical styles. This openness beyond the boundaries of classical music now prompted the Labèques to set up their own label. This independence will allow them to create their own profile and realize their own projects. In an effort to build a bridge linking all aspects of contemporary creation, KML will feature not only classical music but also rock, electronic and contemporary music, improvisation and videos. •
Katia and Marielle Labèque dedicated the first recording of KML to their compatriot Maurice Ravel, who also came from the French Basque country. For Ravel, the connection to the region of his origin was important throughout his life. Basque folk culture has also left its mark in his most famous work, the Boléro. On their CD, the Labèque sisters present Ravel's own version for two pianos, the effect of which is further enhanced by the addition of traditional Basque percussion
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story
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