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Jérôme Ducros: En Aparte

Jérôme Ducros: En Aparte

Quintet & Trio


Ducros:

Quintet for piano and strings

Trio for violin, cello and piano


Sergey Malov (1st violin), Mi-Sa Yang (2nd violin), Gérard Caussé (viola), Jérôme Pernoo (cello) & Jérôme Ducros (piano)

World Premiere Recording

Discover the compositions of pianist Jérôme Ducros on this world premiere recording released on Decca. At the age of only 38, pianist Jérôme Ducros is widely recognised for his talents as a chamber music pianist and accompanist. Here, in a world premiere recording are the Quintet and Trio works by this modest and discreet composer/performer.

They both reveal his love of chamber music, stringed instruments and, above all, the piano.

Decca - 4810367

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Brahms: String Quintet & Clarinet Quintet

Brahms: String Quintet & Clarinet Quintet


Brahms:

String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115


Harmonia Mundi Musique d'Abord - HMA1951349

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Brahms: String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2

Brahms: String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2

Live from Aix Easter Festival 2016


Brahms:

String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18

String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36


Renaud Capuçon, Christoph Koncz (violins), Gérard Caussé, Marie Chilemme (violas) & Gautier Capuçon, Clemens Hagen (cellos)

For the first time since their recording of Saint-Saëns La Muse et le Poète in 2013, the French brothers reunite for a recording of two of the great pillars of Romantic chamber music – Brahms’ string sextets. At the peak of the musical powers, they both appear regularly throughout the world on all the major concert hall platforms. Alongside their solo careers, performing chamber music with friends has always been an important part of their lives, and here they are joined by Austrian violinist Christoph Koncz, French violists Marie Chilemme and Gérard Caussé, and Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen. The album was recorded live at the Aix Easter Festival 2016.

The sextets are amongst the most joyful and skilfully-written works of the Romantic chamber music canon. While his own voice as a composer can clearly be heard, outside influences from the great Classical era composers such as Schubert and Beethoven are also in evidence.

The second sextet was written around the time Brahms became close to a young singer called Agathe von Siebold, so close in fact that many of their acquaintances thought they would eventually marry. Brahms however refused to be tied down and Agathe broke off the relationship. Near the end of the exposition of the first movement, the first and second violins together spell "Agathe" by playing the notes A-G-A-D-H-E, leading many to deem this work as dedicated to her. After completing the work Brahms wrote to a friend, "Here I have freed myself from my last love."

“It’s been some years since we’ve had a disc of Brahms’s sextets as thoroughly satisfying as this one...The Capuçon brothers and their colleagues may be an ad hoc group but they play with the unanimity and blended tone of a veteran ensemble...Best of all, the musicians find a near-ideal balance of urgency and patience – the hallmark of a great Brahms interpretation.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2017

“Theirs is music-making of rare intimacy and shared enjoyment - one has the sense of listening in on six musicians at the top of their game, playing as they might in a cosy domestic setting.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2017 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - June 2017

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Erato - 9029588837

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Amadeus at the Movies (Inspiration)

Amadeus at the Movies (Inspiration)


Edita Gruberová (soprano vocals), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, John Aler (tenor vocals), Andrei Gavrilov (piano), Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Eberhard Waechter, Graziella Sciutti (soprano vocals), Eberhard Wächter (baritone vocals), Annie Fischer (piano), Vladimir Spivakov (director), Vladimir Spivakov (violin), Gianna Rolandi (soprano vocals), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano vocals), André Previn (piano), Radu Lupu (piano), Edda Moser (soprano vocals), Gary Hoffman (cello), Gérard Caussé (violin), Augustin Dumay (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wiener Streichsextett, Mitglieder des Wiener Streichsextetts, Philharmonia, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Neville Marriner, Bernard Haitink, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Adrian Boult, Franz Welser-Möst, André Previn, Eugen Jochum, Riccardo Muti

Warner Classics - 9029586191

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Le Violon Roi

Le Violon Roi


Erato - 9029589973

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Simply Soundtrack

Simply Soundtrack


Gary Hoffman (cello), Gérard Caussé (violin), Augustin Dumay (violin), Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano), Richard Van Allan (bass vocals), Roderick Kennedy (bass vocals), Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano vocals), Suso Mariategui (tenor vocals), Renata Scotto (soprano vocals), Henry Newman (baritone vocals), Alfredo Kraus (tenor vocals), Ambrosian Chorus (chorus), Kun Woo Paik (piano), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Lucia Popp (soprano vocals), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (mandolin), Cambridge King's College Choir (chorus), Taverner Choir (chorus)

Sinfonia Varsovia, London Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Ensemble Orchestral De Paris, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Europa Galante, Bath Fest, Yehudi Menuhin, Christopher Warren Green, Christopher Warren-Green, Sir Philip Ledger, Sir Charles Mackerras, Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner, John Nelson, Stefan Soltesz, Fabio Biondi, Sir David Willcocks, Andrew Parrott

Warner Classics - 9029598228

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Jenseits von Afrika 2 (Inspiration)

Jenseits von Afrika 2 (Inspiration)


Gary Hoffman (cello), Gérard Caussé (violin), Augustin Dumay (violin), Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano), Richard Van Allan (bass vocals), Roderick Kennedy (bass vocals), Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano vocals), Suso Mariategui (tenor vocals), Renata Scotto (soprano vocals), Henry Newman (baritone vocals), Alfredo Kraus (tenor vocals), Ambrosian Chorus (chorus), Kun Woo Paik (piano), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Lucia Popp (soprano vocals), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (mandolin), Cambridge King's College Choir (chorus), Taverner Choir (chorus)

London Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Ensemble Orchestral De Paris, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Europa Galante, Bath Fest, Philip Ledger, Christopher Warren-Green, Sir Philip Ledger, Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Charles Mackerras, Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner, John Nelson, Stefan Soltesz, Fabio Biondi, Sir David Willcocks, Andrew Parrott

Erato - 2564648132

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Mozart: String Quintets Nos. 1-6 (Complete)

Mozart: String Quintets Nos. 1-6 (Complete)


Renaud Capuçon, Alina Ibragimova (violins), Gérard Caussé, Léa Hennino (violas) & Clemens Hagen (cello)

The rarely performed string quintets for two violins, two violas and cello, which Mozart produced in his last four years, show him at his best. With this sleeping giant of his chamber output – well-wrought, deeply expressive chamber music – he created benchmark models for the genre which make it hard not to speculate on what its future might have been had Mozart not died so young. The textural richness and warmth provided by the two violas was an attraction, as was the increased freedom allowed the cello. The extra instrument also enabled Mozart to draw upon a broader set of partnerships, dialogues and accompaniment combinations within the group, in almost symphonic fashion.

“The acoustic is beautiful and so is the playing; this is an A-list group after all.” The Strad, April 2016

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

belvedere - BVD08004

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Dufourt: Le Cypres Blanc & Surgir

Dufourt: Le Cypres Blanc & Surgir


Dufourt:

Le Cypres Blanc

Surgir


Première recordings of two major works by Hugues Dufourt, a leading light of the ‘Spectral’ school of composers, who in the 1970s began to analyse the ‘inner life’ of sound. Written for large conventional forces, both these pieces reflect Dufourt’s view that “the orchestra still remains our best synthesiser”. Challenging but intriguing sounds are the result.

Timpani - 1C1112

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Folksongs

Folksongs


Berio:

Folk Songs

for mezzo-soprano and 7 instruments

Gérard Caussé (viola), Raphaël Perraud (cello), Bastien Pelat (flute), Raphaël Sévère (clarinet), Iris Torossian (harp), Adrien Perruchon, Camille Baslé (percussion)

Brahms:

Two songs for contralto with viola obbligato, Op. 91

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Falla:

Siete Canciones populares españolas

Granados:

Tonadillas: No. 11, El tra la la y el punteado

Tonadillas: No. 3, La maja dolorosa

Tonadillas: No. 8, El mirar de la maja

Obradors:

El Vito (from Canciones clásicas españolas)

Aquel sombrero de monte


Nora Gubisch (mezzo soprano) & Alain Altinoglu (piano)

"A little of the music that we are" Nora Gubisch and Alain Altinoglu

After opening up frontiers with Ravel’s Greek and Hebrew songs in their last disc together, Nora Gubisch and Alain Altinoglu now give us a chance to hear an even more cosmopolitan world, guided by their mixed origins, their roots: “Our personal geography is pretty varied: I am of Armenian descent, while Nora possesses both Spanish and German ancestry.”

This warm recording includes a new recording of Berio’s Folk Songs, for which Nora Gubisch’s research on diction and the traditional sources (especially in Azerbaidjan) has been advantageous.

“a lovely folk-song set of mainly Spanish composers...Gubisch’s singing often lacks the artlessness demanded, though; the best performances are reserved for intimate readings of Brahms’s two Op 91 settings and his celebrated Wiegenlied.” Sunday Times, 6th July 2014

“Gubisch's lived-in, streetwise mezzo sounds good in Berio and Falla, but is graceless in Obradors and too self-consciously raunchy for Granados...Altinoglu is a terrific pianist and a no-nonsense conductor for the Berio.” The Guardian, 10th July 2014 ***

“Gubisch manages to suggest the presence of Berberian in a remarkable way in the Berio, though she certainly does not try to imitate her; the accompaniment is as sensitive as could be imagined...I'd say that it was in the Brahms songs that Gubisch feels most at home.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2014

Naive - V5365

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