A Day at the Festival-La Cote-Saint-Andre-Yesterday at La Cote Saint-Andre
Extract from Le Dauphine Libere from August 22
The Naughton sisters' dazzling duo
Teamwork to showcase true talent and incredible virtuosity
Drawing on a virtuosity fueled by their close relationship as twins, Christina and Michelle Naughton gave a dazzling demonstration of their artistic talent yesterday afternoon at La Côte-Saint-André church.
The two pianists' program included Mendelssohn, Schubert, Kurtág's 'Atiratok', inspired by Bach's chorales, and a transcription of Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'.
Their four hands moved deftly around on the keyboard in perfect harmony and produced a range of emotions throughout the score, alternating ardor and tenderness in a dialog sublimated by the same breathing, the same generosity and a sheer joy of playing.