Swiss ‘cellist Frédéric Rosselet plays subtly and athletically. He is not a performer who shows off at every opportunity; his is a higher aesthetic. The technical prowess you will hear on this recording rivals the great virtuosi and his recording is on a grand scale. He uses this skill tastefully and reservedly. Frédéric plays two different 'cellos in this recording. A modern ‘cello, which he plays in the pieces by Berio, Ligeti and Dutilleux, made about 130 years ago by a student of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. For the two Bach suites, Frédéric chose a glorious instrument configured as they would have been played in the Baroque era, without a peg, a lighter sound post on the interior of the instrument, gut strings and a Baroque bow.
Frédéric took First Place in Bach Solo Strings Competition & Thornton Concerto Competition with the Lutoslawski ‘cello concerto.
Luciano Berio: Les mots sont alles…
Les mots sont allés…
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
V. Bourree I-II
Gyorgy Ligeti: Cello Sonata
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
V. Menuet I-II
Henri Dutilleux: 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
No. 1. Un poco indeciso
No. 2. Andante sostenuto
No. 3. Vivace
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