A defense of culture is that it takes us where facts and science don't reach. And these trips out of the uncertain is a part of what we mean by formation. To the bourgeois salon was a craft for this reminded one about of Bengt Forsberg and David Huang's deliciously exciting album of largely never-before-recorded fyrhändig piano music.
Julius Röntgens waltzes salon that swing and float away with the listener far beyond its snug walls. Then takes his wife Amanda, at the with a new zeal and idémässig curiosity. And so it goes on in pieces by Jacob Adolf Hägg, Adolf Jensen, Reynaldo Hahn, Cécile Chaminade and Emmanuel Chabrier as four takes us to places in the imagination where the known meets the unknown.
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