At Tanglewood this summer, Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson captivated their audience with their magical music-making, now captured on Four Hands, a wonderful new SONY recording. SONY is using the occasion to also re-release Fleisher’s Two Hands CD, his legendary 2004 recording that celebrated his regaining the use of both hands.
Acclaimed as conductor, pianist and master class mentor, Fleisher embarks upon a month-long tour of China and Japan conducting orchestras in Shanghai, Tokyo and Osaka and performing in recital with Katherine Jacobson in Bejing, Xian and Shanghai. His fans there will certainly share the feelings expressed in a review of the Tanglewood concert: “a night that everyone in the audience will always surely remember.”
Leon Fleisher & Katherine Jacobson
Sony Classical is pleased to present a brand-new album of piano duets, Four Hands, featuring celebrated American pianist, Leon Fleisher
together with his wife, pianist Katherine Jacobson. Four Hands includes the famous “Liebeslieder – Waltzes for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 52a” by Johannes Brahms; Franz Schubert’s “Fantasia in F minor for Piano 4 Hands D940”; Maurice Ravel’s famous “La Valse,” and “Graceful Ghost Rag” by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, William Bolcom.
“…an exceptional reading…quite the equal of Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia’s celebrated 1985 recording.”
– The Guardian (September 6, 2015)
Re-release of Fleisher’s best selling album
New York Times: BEST CLASSICAL CD‘s of 2004
“The performances of works by Bach, Debussy, Scarlatti, Chopin and Schubert could not be more elegant, insightful and affecting.”