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Bach & Piazzolla «Tête-à-tête» : A recording which brings together body and soul, the Apollonian and the Dionysian, the baroque opulence of the café Zimmermann and the ghettos of Buenos Aires, classical dance suites and tango, in a rich and passionate discourse. Music to dance to, music to make you weep… often at the same time. A must!
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This recording takes us from Buenos Aires to Köthen, from tango to the baroque era, displaying enchanting contrasts of sound and colour, whilst retaining a true sense of intimacy. A great musical success.
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Dance music, transformed into music to listen to... distilled with emotion and
fiesse by the extraordinary Duo Intermezzo, we could listen for hours…
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A superb dialogue between Bach & Piazzolla! Dazzling interpretation.
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Bach & Piazzolla : An absolutely beautiful album.
Marc Fournier, Radio Canada
Duo Intermezzo have produced some of the best interpretations of Astor Piazzolla’s music I have ever heard. Marielle Gars and Sébastien Authemayou are virtuoso players, and have created remarkable adaptations of Piazzolla’s music, originally written for other instrumental confiurations, for piano and bandoneon. The pleasure they derive from playing this music and their passion for their work are evident in every note. Bravo!
Saúl Cosentino, argentinian composer, arranger and pianist
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Technical mastery, subtle interplay and true feeling of musical unity... The arrangements alone, produced by the musicians themselves, display the true virtuosity of Duo Intermezzo. Phrases are subtly interwoven to show the points of convergence between the musical worlds of Bach and Piazzolla, whilst remaining faithful to the quintessential Argentine soul of Piazzolla’s work.
Thomas Gehrig, Magazine Klassik
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Astor Piazzolla’s music has fially received the treatment it deserves.
Magazine On Mag
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THE important book about Astor Piazzolla that allows us to enter in the life of an incredible man. A fantastic book that tells the small and the big story.
Charles Cros Academy, mars 2021
Sébastien Authemayou and Marielle Gars bewitch us with this record book and pay a vibrant and beautiful tribute to this musician of the soul.
France Inter, january 2021
A fascinating work.
Europe 1, january 2021
Refinement and emotion.
La Salida, february 2021
The liberated tango of Astor Piazzolla, a fascinating biography. Rearranged for bandoneon and piano with an elegance and a daring that the master would not have denied, his great themes like Libertango, Adiós Nonino or the overwhelming Oblivion still touch us, decidedly timeless.
La Vie, march 2021
A tanguero gospel.
Le Temps, march 2021
An imposing work rewarded TT by the magazine.
Télérama, march 2021
THE biography of the centenary of Maestro Piazzolla!
RTBF, march 2021
TSF JAZZ, march 2021
These two passionate of life and work of the "tango nuevo" creator's are decating a splendid record-book to him. Libertad majestically shows a major artist of great posterity.
La Croix, march 2021
Excellent work, magnificent achievement.
France Musique, march 2021
A CD-book pays homage to the Argentinian musician who globalized the tango.
L'Histoire, march 2021
Two exceptional musicians.
AM750 Radio Argentina, february 2021
A one-of-a-kind musical biography - regardless of language. If you like Piazzolla, don't miss the opportunity to discover this duo. This is quite exceptional, even when compared with the many and brilliant interpretations to be found in Argentina itself.
Barrio de tango, June 2021
A unique and unpublished research work on Astor Piazzolla, a disc superbly interpreted by the Duo Intermezzo. ESSENTIAL!
Zibeline, december 2020
Breathtaking duo as prodigious with Bach as in the covers of the Argentinian master Piazzolla.
Marie France, december 2020
A fascinating work as much as a very beautiful object.
La Provence, december 2020
Moment of Latin grace at the Advent nights. This concert even prides itself on adding originality to virtuosity. A musical choice which made the public travel to South America, from Argentina to Cuba passing through Ecuador, to explore the melodic richness of these Latin musics. The Duo Intermezzo, a duo of virtuosos enthusiasts, masterfully pays homage to composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim (father of Bossa Nova), Ignacio Cervantes and even the tango master Astor Piazzolla. This duo is really an unexpected and rare formation : piano and bandonion offer us a very great travel ! Arrangements are precise and popular music is wonderfully adorned under the musicians fingers. The public was not mistaken. Marielle Gars, on the piano, and Sébastien Authemayou, on the bandonion, were magnificently applauded, applause up to the luxurious melodic trip they offered to a packed hall.
LA PROVENCE, december 2019
The music lover will enter in the world of Piazzolla either through text or through brilliantly recorded music. Here, the sound becomes a word, and vice versa, in a swaying back and forth which probably would not have displeased to the maestro tanguero.
Diapason Magazine, may 2021
A monument of more than 500 pages, with this inescapable tribute, the duo won their bet !
Singulars, june 2021
Marielle Gars (piano) and Sébastien Authemayou (bandonion) transmitted to us with such passion their attachment to the Argentinian composer, founder of the tango nuevo Astor Piazzolla and to his work, that the Duo Intermezzo was not composed of two musicians, but of three! […] The two musicians revisit the tango and give it, through their arrangements, a current note while respecting the dramaturgy of the tango. […] Joyful and nostalgic music, the Argentinian tango nuevo has found with the Duo Intermezzo heirs and smugglers worthy of their father.
Jazz Rhône Alpes, décembre 2021
An innovative version of Piazzolla's work.
ELLE Magazine, july 2019
The Duo Intermezzo capsized the audience.
Midi Libre, july 2019
The Duo Intermezzo delighted the audience.
La Dépêche du Midi, july 2019
The conquered audience, call-back four times the duo at the end of the concert.
Sud-Ouest, may 2019
All latin america under an elegant classic halo.
Télérama, january 2018
Arrangements carried out with mastery, a splendid work.
La Salida, december 2017
A game full of nuances, filled with warmth and colors.
Destimed, november 2017
A hectic duo, an exhilarating album.
Classiquenews, october 2017
A luxury trip ... A perfect performance.
Culture Jazz, october 2017
A luminous album.
Latins de Jazz, october 2017
A brilliant talent.
L'autre Bistrot des accordéons, october 2017
Exhilarating program, spicy cocktail ... not to be missed !
Classiquenews, october 2017
A duo of excellent performers.
La Salida, september 2017
Two talents... a remarkable musical career...
La Montagne, october 2017
The talented Duo Intermezzo.
Le Dauphiné Libéré, august 2014
An excellent recording.
Musicweb International, march 2014
Bach & Piazzolla have things to say.
La Salida, february 2014
Justice is finally delivered to Astor Piazzolla.
Bielefelder Katalog Klassik, january 2013
To listen absolutely.
L'Education Musicale, december 2013
Subjugated by the free interpretations of the bandoneon player.
La Provence, july 2010
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