Romantic Dances

Duo Turgeon’s first full length CD, this collection of delightful dances originally written for one piano, four-hand piano duet has been enjoyed by music lovers since its release in 1999. Containing 70 minutes of selections, there are Waltzes and Waltz Caprices by Max Reger, Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, German Dances and a Polonaise by Franz Schubert, Polish Folk Dances by Moritz Moszkowski, and Norwegian Dances by Edvard Grieg.

“Edward and Anne Louise-Turgeon seem to have the balance just right. They play every piece beautifully, with plenty of life in the quicker music and evident affection throughout. They are very well recorded - quite lovely.” —Deryk Barker,

“Sonority at its finest” —Yvan Brunet, Seaway News

“Superb, colorful - just the finest artistry” —Thelma O’Neill, Alberta College of Music

track listing
    Max Reger
  1. Waltzes, Op. 22 #1 (2:16)
  2. Waltzes, Op. 22 #4 (2:06)
  3. Waltzes, op. 22 #6 (1:48)
  4. Waltzes Caprices, Op. 9 #7 (1:14)
  5. Waltzes Caprices, Op. 9 #9 (1:55)

    Franz Schubert
  6. Deutscher with Two Trios and Two Ländler, D. 618 (6:19)
  7. Polonaise in E major, D. 824 #6 (5:06)

    Johannes Brahms
  8. Hungarian Dances #5 (2:27)
  9. Hungarian Dances #6 (3:20)
  10. Hungarian Dances #7 (1:55)
  11. Hungarian Dances #8 (2:59)

    Moritz Moszkowski
  12. Polish Folk Dances I. Mazurka (3:38)
  13. Polish Folk Dances II. Mazurka (3:29)
  14. Polish Folk Dances III. Polanaise (5:45)
  15. Polish Folk Dances IV. Krakowiac (4:00)

    Antonin Dvorák
  16. Slavonic Dance, op. 72 #8 (5:51)

    Edvard Grieg
  17. Norwegian Dances #1 (5:36)
  18. Norwegian Dances #2 (2:03)
  19. Norwegian Dances #3 (2:56)
  20. Norwegian Dances #4 (4:38)

Music From Banff Live at Carnegie Hall

In 1996, some of Canada’s finest young classical musicians were chosen by the Banff Centre for Fine Arts to perform in two gala concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Banff Centre’s concept was to invite alumnae who had won prizes in major international music competitions. In 1995 Duo Turgeon won first prize in the Czech Republic’s International Schubert Competition for Piano Duos. As well, they had attended the Banff Centre’s piano master class sessions from 1986 until 1990. As a result they were invited to perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Allegro Brillant, Op. 92, and Franz Schubert’s Fantasia in f minor, D. 940, for the Carnegie Hall concerts. Their performance of the Mendelssohn is included here, as well as performances by singer Tracy Dahl, cellist Desmond Hoebig, pianist Andrew Tunis, violinist Erika Raum, flutist Tanya Dusevic, and many others.

“Dashing and exuberant” —New York Post

track listing
    Felix Mendelssohn
    played by Anne Louise-Turgeon (piano), Edward Turgeon (piano)
  1. Allegro Brillant, Op. 92 (1841) (7:45)

    Augustin Barrios
    played by Antigoni Goni (guitar)
  2. Un Sueño en la Floresta (7:03)

    Johannes Brahms
    played by Desmond Hoebig (cello), Andrew Tunis (piano)
  3. Sonata in F major, Op. 99, First Moement: Allegro vivace (1886) (9:27)

    Joseph Achron
    played by Hagai Shaham (violin), Arnon Erez (piano)
  4. Hebrew Melody (1911) (5:53)

    Charles Gounod
    played by Tracy Dahl (soprano), Caren Levine (piano)
  5. Je veus vivre (Roméo et Juliette) (1867) (4:06)

    Frank Martin
    played by Tanya Dusevic (flute), Caren Levine (piano)
  6. Ballade (1939) (7:00)

    Béla Bartók
    played by Erika Raum (violin) Sonata for Solo Violin (1944)
  7. 3rd movement: Melodia (6:45)
  8. 4th movement: Presto (5:57)

    Heather Anne Schmidt
    played by The Amernet String Quartet - Kyoko Kashiwagi (violin),
    Marcia Littley de Arias (violin), En Sik Choi (viola), Javier Arias-Flores (cello)
  9. Phantoms (1995) (11:47)

Latin American Journey

Following the success of their first full recording, Romantic Dances, the Duo Turgeon presents Latin American Journey, a unique and compelling collection of classical piano works by latin-american composers such as Octavio Pinto, Astor Piazzola, Francisco Mignone, Carlos Guastavino, Manuel Ponce, Ernesto Nazareth and Ernesto Lecuona.

“Five stars out of five stars” —Rick Phillips, on CBC’s weekly CD review program, “Sound Advice”.

“Five stars out of five stars” —Bruno Deschenes, in La Scena Musicale, volume 9 , number 7.

track listing

    Astor Piazzola
  1. Le Grand Tango (10:49)

    Manuel Ponce
  2. Idilio Mexicano (4:22)

    Octavio Pinto, Scenas Infantis
  3. Corre Corre (1:38)
  4. Roda Roda (1:08)
  5. Marcha, Soldadinho (1:19)
  6. Dorme, Nene (2:16)
  7. Salta, Salta (0:58)

    Ernesto Nazareth and Francisco Mignone
  8. Travesso (3:10)

    Francisco Mignone
  9. Valsa Choro No.11 (2:16)
  10. Valsa De Esquina No.2 (3:23)
  11. Lundu (3:13)

    Carlos Guastavino, Tres romances Argentinos
  12. Las Niñas (5:21)
  13. Muchacho Jujeño (4:34)
  14. Baile (6:45)

    Ernesto Lecuona
  15. Cordoba (3:57)
  16. Ante el Escorial (5:21)
  17. Malagueña (3:36)

New Music for Two Pianos

In 1997, the Murray Dranoff Foundation, in conjunction with the Alvin Perlman Foundation, resolved to create a Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition tenth anniversary CD featuring performances of new works commissioned by the competition over a ten year history. Prize winners of the competition were invited to record new works for two pianos. The result is a stunning collection of world class performances, by some of the top piano duos of our time. This CD proves without a doubt that, thanks to the dedication of the Dranoff Foundation, and the artistic commitment of the various piano duos, the art of two piano composition and performance is in the middle of a renaissance. Works include Recuerdos by William Bolcom, Chiaroscuro by John Corigliano, Six Variations for Two Pianos by Morton Gould and Taschyag by Paul Schoenfield. Representative teams include Max and Irena Jeleznov, the Duo Turgeon, Mark Clinton and Nicole Narboni, Irina and Julia Elkina, as well as Dominique Morel and Douglas Nemish.

“A knock-out of a two piano CD” —William Bolcom

“Top CD - classical category - 1999” —

track listing

    William Bolcom, Recuerdos (1991)
    played by Maxim and Irina Jeleznov
  1. Chôro (3:28)
  2. Paseo (5:26)
  3. Valse Venezolano (4:41)

    John Corigliano, Chiarascuro for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart (1997)
    played by Duo Turgeon (Anne Louise and Edward Turgeon)
  4. Light (2:01)
  5. Shadows (4:53)
  6. Strobe (4:30)

    Morton Gould, Two Pianos (1987)
    played by Dominique Morel and Douglas Nemish
  7. Chords (3:09)
  8. Blues (4:00)
  9. Waltzes (2:36)
  10. Echos (2:13)
  11. Triplets (2:23)

    Ned Rorem, Six Variation for Two Pianos (1995)
    played by Mark Clinton and Nicole Narboni
  12. Variation 1 (1:47)
  13. Variation 2 (1:59)
  14. Variation 3 (2:21)
  15. Variation 4 (2:36)
  16. Variation 5 (0:35)
  17. Variation 6 (2:19)

    Paul Schoenfield, Taschyag (1993)
    played by Irina and Julia Elkina
  18. Introduction (1:24)
  19. Taschyag (8:13)