Bach: Keyboard Concertos - Güher and Süher Pekinel

Istanbul-born Pekinel twins Güher and Süher Pekinel play Bach's most recognisable concertos with a thrilling zeal on this energetic recording

Composer: Bach
Repertoire: Keyboard concertos 
Artists: Güher and Süher Pekinel (pianos), Zürich CO/Griffiths
Rating: 4/5 
Genre: Orchestral
Label: Warner 2564 61950-2

It was an invitation from Karajan to the Salzburg Festival 20 years ago that launched the worldwide career of the Istanbul-born Pekinel twins. Turkey’s answer to the Labèque sisters are an exciting duo who play with energy and zest; this is particularly the case with two of the most instantly recognisable concertos – Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and the Concerto for Violin and Oboe in the composer’s own transcriptions.