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New York Concert Review
This is duo pianism of a high level indeed…….
The Washington Post
..with their barnstorming technique….the Taiwan natives allowed every piece they played to speak for itself.
The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina
As Liszt and Rachmaninoff define lush, the Long Duo defines cohesiveness of purpose, absolute accuracy of execution and a near-spiritual transparency.
Allison Nelson, President of Jury, Ellis Duo Piano Competition
First class playing from both performers… splendid balance musically and physically. The players have everything they need for professional success-confidence, technique and musicality.
Classical Music Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan
Long Duo achieved the highest standard in duo piano playing. In terms of balance, clarity of layers, tone colors and thoughtfulness, this CD deserve the highest praise.
Dr Henry Janiec, Spartanburg Symphony
“This is a marvelously talented duo”
Lindsay Koob, Charleston Today
“the Long sisters’ glittering collective technique, interpretive sensitivity, and the uncanny communion of souls that perhaps only siblings can share, and the result was a rare evening of music that will haunt me happily for a long time to come. “
Graham Rickson, the Arts Desk, London
“This recording is one of the most enjoyable releases I’ve heard all year – the performances are alive with missionary zeal, and it is exciting…”
Le Provencal, France
“Beatrice Long caused a sensation!”
” (Long Duo’s own arrangement of) four-hands version of Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, was presented in such a dancing, sparkling way, that it was a true pleasure to listen to them”
Paul A. Snook , FANFARE
‘The talented and comely (judging from the booklet cover photo) Taiwanese sisters Beatrice and Christina Long demonstrated considerable enterprise in selecting a couple of rarely performed two-piano concertos….. this is an essential release not likely to be duplicated in the near or far future. Grab it!’
Darin Tysdal, Amazon Review
“This must be one of the most smartly programmed recording of the latest prominence. The Long Duo play with panache and authority”