Christian Poltéra plays Dutilleux & Lutoslawski


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Christian Poltéra plays Dutilleux & Lutoslawski



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4th Jan 2010




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Christian Poltéra plays Dutilleux & Lutoslawski


Tout un monde lointain (Concerto for cello and orchestra)

Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher


Cello Concerto

Sacher Variation



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Henri Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain

I. Enigme

II. Regard

III. Houles

IV. Miroirs

V. Hymne

Henri Dutilleux: 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher

No. 1. Un poco indeciso

No. 2. Andante sostenuto

No. 3. Vivace

Witold Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto


4 Episodes



Witold Lutoslawski: Sacher Variation

Sacher Variation

The Guardian

28th January 2010


“...there's something refreshingly straightforward and robust about the approach that Poltéra and van Steen adopt. They trust the solidity of the work's construction, and vividly bring out its internal drama as a result...the energy and ebullience about [Poltera's] playing in both works is very engaging.”

BBC Music Magazine

February 2010


“…Christian Poltéra inevitably courts comparison with the 1975 EMI disc of Rostropovich, for whom both works were written. …in technique there's nothing to choose between them. …the most notable point of difference is the more leisurely reading here of 'Miroirs', the fourth movement of the Dutilleux piece. For me this works wonderfully, and after it Rostropovich's version comes to sound slightly impatient (even though both recordings take the movement slower than the metronome mark).”

Gramophone Magazine

April 2010

“Unity in the Dutilleux comes from a subtle eliding between animation and suspense...something Poltéra realises in full measure...In the Lutoslawski, interplay between an initially impassive soloist and an increasingly agitated orchestra unifies one of his most lucid formal designs”

Penguin Guide

2011 edition

“Poltéra, a soloist of consummate artistry, will more than satisfy the discerning listener. The BIS recording has characteristic presence and definition”

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