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Reding & Piette were regarded as one of the most prominent piano duos of the 20th century. The famous music critic Emile Vuillermoz observed that the two maestros had established a new and unique solo instrument, "the two-piano". He described their interpretation as "a miracle of sound and creative power that are irresistible". Aloys Mooser indicated that the two musicians could not be surpassed and Stuckenschmidt (perhaps the most demanding music critic ever) described the duo as "two grandiose pianists". In 1956, Reding & Piette were chosen to replace Walter Gieseking at the prestigious Berlin concert series "Master Interpreters". During their 42 year career, they were the foremost interpreters of such contemporary composers as Martinu, Malipiero, Britten, Milhaud, Martin, Hindemith, Katchaturian, Tansman, and Poulenc. Many of them wrote music specifically for the team, and many première performances resulted. Some memorable events included the first performance of Bartok's concerto for two pianos with the "Orchestre de la Suisse Romande" conducted by Ernest Ansermet in Lausanne and Geneva; the European première of Martinu's concerto conducted by Kubelik at the Festival of Besançon; the première of Poulenc's concert with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin and in Tokyo (NHK); the première of the 5th Symphony "in ecco" of G.F. Malipiero with the RAI orchestra conducted by Mario Rossi on tour in England, and the première of the Malipiero concerto conducted by Kubelik in Besançon.

Bohuslav Martinu: Concerto for two pianos & orchestra
Version 1: with Orchestre National de France, Rafael Kubelik. Festival de Besançon, Sept. 3rd, 1955
Version 2: with Boston Symphony orchestra, Charles Munch, Boston, USA, 1960
Version 3: with The Bavarian Radio Orchestra Eugen Jochum, Munich, Germany, 1956
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sonata in F major, Live, December 29, 1955
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56b, Live, March 25, 1963
Robert Schumann: Andante con Variazioni, Live, December 29, 1955
Alexander Tansman: Fantasy on Strauss Waltzes, Live, March 25, 1963
Eugene Goossens: Rhythmic Dance, Live, September 19, 1963
Claude Debussy: Lindaraja, Live, March 25, 1963
Bohuslav Martinu: Three Czech Dances, Live, September 19, 1963 bbvg
Darius Milhaud: Chanson Créole, Live, September 19, 1963
Germaine Tailleferre: Jeux de Plein Air, Live, May 10, 1955
Bernardo Pasquini: Sonata in D minor, Live, December 29, 1955
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Pianos, Live, June 17, 1957
Béla Bartok: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
with Orchestre Radio Symphonique de Strasbourg,
Louis Martin. Festival de Strasbourg, June 7th, 1955
Gian-Francesco Malipiero: Concerto for two pianos & orchestra
with Orchestre National de France,
Rafael Kubelik, Festival de Besançon, Sept. 11th, 1957
Jehan Alain: Litanies, December 29, 1955 Marcel Poot: Rhapsodie, Live, September 19, 1963
Carmargo Guarnieri: Negro Dance, December 29, 1955

Legendary Treasures