Siècle - Leonard Elschenbroich

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Siècle - Leonard Elschenbroich



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9th June 2017




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Siècle - Leonard Elschenbroich


Cello Sonata

Alexei Grynyuk (piano)


Tout un monde lointain (Concerto for cello and orchestra)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, John Wilson


Louange à l'Éternité de Jesus (from Quatuor pour la fin du temps)

Alexei Grynyuk (piano)


Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Alexei Grynyuk (piano)


Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Blunier



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A century of French music for cello is the focus of a fascinating programme from Leonard Elschenbroich. The two cello concertos on this album, composed 100 years apart frame Debussy’s late cello sonata, Ravel’s 'Habanera' and movement 5 of Messiaen’s 'Quartet for the End of Time'. These compositions span years of the Franco-Prussian War, the First and Second World wars, and into the 1970s: a whole distant world.

Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Leonard Elschenbroich’s debut CD for Onyx Classics of Sonatas by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich was released in 2013 and received 5-star reviews from The Telegraph, Guardian as well as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone. His second disc was released in 2014 and featured Kabalevsky’s Cello Concerto No 2 with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton. A third disc included works by, and his personal tribute to, Schnittke. Future releases will include concertos by Saint-Saens and Dutilleux with the BBC Scottish Symphony. He plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller “Leonard Rose” (Venice, 1693), on private loan.

Henri Dutilleux: Cello Concerto ‘Tout un monde lontain’

I. Énigme - Très libre et flexible

II. Regard - Extrêmement calme

III. Houles - Large et ample

IV. Miroirs - Lent et extatique

V. Hymne - Allegro

Olivier Messiaen: Quatour pour la fin du temps: V. Louange a L Éternite de Jésus

Quatour pour la fin du temps: V. Louange a L Éternite de Jésus

Claude Debussy: Cello Sonata, L. 135

I. Prologue - Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

II. Sérénade - Modérément animé

III. Final - Animé, léger et nerveux

Maurice Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, M.51

Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, M.51

Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo - Animato - Allegro molto - Tempo I

Cello Concerto No.1, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo - Animato - Allegro molto - Tempo I

Camille Saints-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1, Op. 33

II. Allegretto con moto - (cadenza) - Tempo I - Un peu moins vite

III. Molto allegro

The Scotsman

6th June 2017


“it is the Dutilleux concerto that is most fascinating, a mystically-charged work with tender nuance and haunting colours, worthily supported by the BBC SSO under John Wilson”

Classical CD Review

“Elschenbroich and John Wilson go in for clear lines and focused phrasing [in the Dutilleux]…the Saint-Saens First Cello Concerto is highlight of the disc…Elschenbroich, now working with conductor Stefan Blunier, doesn't over-emphasize the music's Romantic heritage, preferring instead to project lithe, angular lines…you come away afterwards with the feeling that each of these pieces has been presented with a rare conviction and intensity”

BBC Music Magazine

September 2017


“The undoubted jewel on the disc is the performance of the Dutilleux concerto, which is in every way outstanding…Elschenbroich demonstrates virtuosity and musicianship of a high order”

The Strad

August 2017

“This is cello playing that really smiles”

MusicWeb International

31st August 2017

“Elschenbroich deftly sweeps through the Saint-Saëns, full of elegance, grace, dramatic flair and tight-lipped expressiveness.”

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