Tenor Piotr Peczalas and pianist Helmut Deutsch bring great joy with Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff’s “Romancees.”
The wonderful album by Piotr Peczala and Helmut Deutsch containing songs by Mieczeslaw Karlovic and Stanisław Moniuszko was a real surprise for listeners in Central Europe. On the other hand, the songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff are certainly here, even if they are not widely circulated. This choice brings great joy in its indulgence, fertile sadness and silent exaltation. As a show tenor of the now more difficult Italian theme, Beczała gives himself a Bel Cantesque trumpet here, but he does not forget that the songs are intended for the salon. Deutsch turns the piano part into a liberating partner for the voice, intensifying it with an orchestra and allowing a touch of sophistication to shine through. They both flirt with the temptations of excess and abundance, but they never give in to them: the perfect balance between passion, artistic superiority and sophistication.
Songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff
Piotr Beczalas (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
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