With music by Ravel, Debussy, Fauré and Poulenc – plus honorary Gaul, Igor Stravinsky – Steven Osborne and Paul Lewis’s album of French Piano Duets on Hyperion was a runaway chamber music winner. Works here include Fauré’s Dolly, Debussy’s Petite Suite, Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye, and Poulenc’s Sonata for Piano Four Hands.

Chamber Recording of the Year

“Two major stars in their own right, they manage to hold their individual egos in check to create a seamless whole,” wrote Limelightcritic Steve Moffatt. “It’s impossible to tell who is playing what: music is the master here. And what a delicious assortment! This album is a perfect gift for anyone, young or old.”

Earlier this month, Clive Paget caught up with both pianists to talk about enduring friendships, how they programmed their recital, what each finds difficult and easy, and the challenges of playing side by side.

Congratulations on winning our 2021 Chamber Music Recording of the Year.

Steven:Thank you, thank you very much, it’s wonderful.

Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne