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Carles Lama and Sofia Cabruja (Carles & Sofia for short) have been playing together since 1987, and their rapport is instantly obvious. Simply put, they play as one.

The idea behind this disc is fascinating: this is not the piano suite Goyescas, but a transcription of music from the opera of that name for two pianos and four hands. Espinosa’s version was premiered in 2016 and is magnificent; as is its realisation here. Carles & Sofia build the edifice of ‘Los Requiebros’ perfectly; climaxes, regardless of dynamic level, are suffused with poetry. The rhythmic basis of the music is impeccable; and it is only in retrospect that one notices the technical perfection.

The Steinway piano has been expertly prepared and superbly recorded. A winner.

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