Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

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Bloch, E:

From Jewish Life: No. 1, Prayer

Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Dvorak:

Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5

Elgar:

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Fauré:

Élégie in C minor, Op. 24

Françaix:

Mouvement perpétuel

Glazunov:

Chant du Ménestrel, Op. 71

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Massenet:

Dix Pièces de genre, Op. 10: No. 5. Melodie

Monti, V:

Csárdás

Paganini:

Variations on a theme by Rossini for cello & piano

Popper:

Dance of the Elves, Op. 39

Poulenc:

Les chemins de l'amour

Rostropovich:

Humoresque, Op. 5

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Tchaikovsky:

Valse sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6


Edgar Moreau (cello) & Pierre-Yves Hodique (piano)

The French cellist Edgar Moreau, who reaches the age of 20 in 2014, can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements, among them becoming the winner – at the age of just 17 – of the Second Prize in Russia’s formidable Tchaikovsky Competition, winning the Young Soloist Prize in the 2009 Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris, and performing with such distinguished musicians as Valery Gergiev, Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Krzysztof Penderecki, Gustavo Dudamel, Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Khatia Buniatishvili, Gérard Caussé and the Talich Quartet. In 2013 his huge potential was highlighted by France’s top music awards, Les Victoires de la Musique, which named him the year’s ‘Révélation’ among young classical instrumentalists.

He has also made his first recording for ERATO with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique, due for release in March 2014. It is a collection of short pieces – both virtuosic and lyrical. Rostropovich’s composition Humoresque features alongside works by, among others: Paganini, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Dvořák, Massenet, Schubert, Poulenc and Tchaikovsky. Although the album focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries, Moreau has a lively interest in contemporary music and looks forward to the opportunity to premiere new works as his career progresses.

A Parisian by birth, Edgar Moreau first realised he wanted to play the cello when he was just four years old – the instrument caught his imagination when he saw a girl having a cello lesson in an antique shop he was visiting with his father. He began lessons soon afterwards, and was giving concerts with major orchestras by the time he was 11 years old. Since the age of 13 he has been a student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. He has participated in masterclasses given by such cellists as Lynn Harrell, Anner Bylsma, Miklós Perényi, Gary Hoffman and David Geringas, and since October 2013 has been attending the Kronberg Academy near Frankfurt – home to the Emanuel Feuermann Conservatory, named after the legendary Ukrainian-born cellist.

Over the 2013-14 season he appears with, among others, the Orchestre National de France in Paris, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin, and the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (under Tugan Sokhiev), while his recitals include dates at the Auditorium du Louvre and Berlin Philharmonie, and he plays chamber music – with Renaud Capuçon among his partners – at the Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence and in Wurzburg and Saint-Denis. He also joins Capuçon and Khatia Buniatishvili for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Lugano.

“What’s so admirable about young French cellist Edgar Moreau’s recital is its expressive restraint, its tactful mediation between extrovert and withdrawn qualities in the music performed...This splendid recital, so astutely recorded, serves notice of a singular talent.” MusicWeb International, 26th June 2014

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Chopin & Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas

Chopin & Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas


Chopin:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Saint-Saëns:

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major Op. 123


Jamie Walton (cello) & Daniel Grimwood (piano)

Two works from very different composers: Chopin’s works for cello were few and far between, but these two straddle his compositional life: the Introduction and Polonaise was written in 1829 when he was just 19, and the Cello Sonata of 1845-6 is his last work published during his lifetime: all latter works with opus numbers being published posthumously, against his wishes. By contrast, Saint-Saëns published a great many works for the cello, as well as works in almost every genre of the classical canon, with the Cello Sonata No.2 composed during his travels in Biskra, Algeria.

Jamie Walton and Daniel Grimwood are performers who have proven themselves, in both concert and recordings, to be formidable and enthralling interpreters of the classical canon. This release follows their previous duo disc of Rachmaninov and Grieg cello sonatas on Signum.

“intensely passionate performances of two of the most overtly romantic cello sonatas. The Saint-Saens Second is here full of heroic power, its long lyric passages sweeping forward in a golden glow of cello tone. Grimwood’s piano makes a powerful partner that continues in a rhythmically pliable and vigorous reading of Chopin’s neglected score. Excellent recording that perfectly captures the beauty of Walton’s playing.” Yorkshire Evening Post, 27th May 2011

“Jamie Walton’s mature cello timbre and perceptiveness in matters of interpretation are winningly applied to this coupling of two 19th-century sonatas. His musical partnership with Daniel Grimwood brings special immediacy and finesse to these performances...Finely honed stylistic judgment here goes hand in hand with re-creative panache.” The Telegraph, 9th June 2011 *****

“Walton's sound in this excellent recording is open and luminous. Daniel Grimwood is more than a match for his extravagant part [in the Saint-Saens]...There's plenty of Mendelssohnian magic here in both the lazily eloquent and fleet-footed variations, and an infectious sense of enjoyment...Their fine performance of Chopin's great Sonata clears its technical hurdles with ease.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 ****

“Jamie Walton is alive to the twists and turns of Saint-Saens's imagination and brings to the sonata a warm, rich sound that is initially very persuasive, ably supported by Daniel Grimwood, who surmounts the considerable challenges of the piano-writing with ease and musicality.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2011

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Trio Chausson play Chopin & Liszt

Trio Chausson play Chopin & Liszt


Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Piano Trio in G minor Op. 8

Liszt:

Tristia, S723 (arranged from Vallée d'Obermann S160/6)


Trio Chausson

Frederic Chopin’s Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3, is one of the few pieces this composer ever wrote for an instrument besides piano. Written when he was only 19 years old, in the autumn of 1829, Chopin had fallen head over heels for a young woman in Warsaw. Unfortunately for Chopin, the love was unrequited. Chopin's father, in hopes of easing Chopin's heartbreak took his son on a week-long trip to visit the estate of Prince Radziwill, who had two beautiful young daughters. At least one of the daughters, Wanda, was a pianist. He composed the Polonaise Brillante for her to practice with her cello-playing father. Chopin wrote later to a friend that the piece was merely a salon piece to be enjoyed casually and that he had written it in a manner so as to show off the young Wanda's pretty fingers. However, he must have held it in some high regard, for he included it on a concert tour in 1830, dedicating it to Joseph Merk, a renowned cellist. Chopin also later added an introduction to the Polonaise, making the piece Introduction and Polonaise Brillante. His friend, the great cellist August Joseph Franchomme, helped Chopin make necessary revisions before its publication in 1833.

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A Mon Ami

A Mon Ami


Chopin:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Grand Duo for Cello and Piano (on themes from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable)

arr. Franchomme

Franchomme:

Three Themes With Variations, Op. 22

Gran duo from a motive of Anna Bolena


Beatriz Blanco (cello), Federico Bosco (piano)

Award-winning duo Beatriz Blanco (cello) and Federico Bosco (piano) have devoted their debut CD with Odradek Records to an exploration of the music and friendship of Chopin and Franchomme. Chopin's piano music is justly celebrated, but his music for cello and piano is less well known. Any listeners unfamiliar with this facet of Chopin's repertoire are bound to be delighted by this disc.

His enchanting Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, written early in his career, opens with a witty Introduction in which the cello plays with our expectations before unfolding a gorgeous, singing melody. A perfect choice for a Polish composer such as Chopin, the Polonaise (Polish dance) sparkles with vivacious musical conversation. Chopin was inspired to write his Cello Sonata for Auguste Franchomme, whom he had met in 1832.

Franchomme was an outstanding cellist who became one of Chopin's best and most loyal friends. The Sonata is one of Chopin's later works, and was performed by Franchomme at Chopin's final concert in Paris. The opening movement is noble and rich, with the autumnal melancholy one would expect from a composer nearing the end of his life. Yet the lively Scherzo demonstrates that Chopin's powers were undiminished, the two instruments intertwining in music of mercurial intricacy. The Largo is Chopin at his best: an exquisitely-judged haven of tranquillity. For the finale, he unleashes music of rhythmic vigour and complexity, the cello-writing showing that, with Franchomme's help, Chopin's understanding of the instrument had reached its peak.

Franchomme was a composer in his own right, and his rarely-heard Three Themes, based on music by Donizetti, Beethoven, and Bellini, represent one of the CD's highlights. Franchomme also collaborated with Chopin on the charming Grand Duo based on themes from Meyerbeer's opera, Robert le Diable.

The work begins with the impressive piano introduction one might expect from Chopin, before Franchomme's cello part joins in to create a duet of melodic richness and beauty. The piano used in this recording is a "double piano" manufactured by Pleyel in 1898.

“Blanco and Bosco are an ideal match (as were the reserved, refined Chopin and Franchomme). Blanco’s unforced, burnished tone is a joy to hear, underpinned by Bosco’s quirky choice of an 1898 Pleyel double piano…the plus sides of this are the piquant colours on offer and the jaunty, almost percussive edge it gives to certain sections of the Meyerbeer and Anna Bolena pieces” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

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Schumann & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos

Schumann & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos

Recorded in Moscow, Russia, in 1953 & 1954


Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Glazunov:

Chant du Ménestrel, Op. 71

Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Popper:

Dance of the Elves, Op. 39

Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Saint-Saëns:

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

USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Grigori Stolyarov

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuel Samosud

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102: No. 1: Mit Humor

Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102: No. 3: Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen

Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102: No. 4: Nicht zu rasch

Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)


Considered one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century, Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007) was celebrated, in addition to his interpretations and technique, for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. This release presents one of the best recordings he made in 1953 in the old Soviet Union, originally issued on the Melodia label (78429 ZK), and showcasing his interpretations of the wonderful cello concerto by Robert Schumann, plus Camille Saint-Saëns’ first cello concerto. This release has bonus bonus tracks - short pieces by Glazunov, Popper, Chopin and, again, Schumann, recorded by Rostropovich the following year.

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The Franchomme Project

The Franchomme Project

Newly discovered works by Auguste Franchomme


Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 9 in E major

arr. Louise Dubin

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre': 3rd movement (Funeral March)

arr. Louise Dubin for four cellos

Mazurka No. 24 in C major, Op. 33 No. 3

arr. Auguste Franchomme

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

arr. Auguste Franchomme

Franchomme:

Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38

arr. Louise Dubin for four cellos

Caprices (3), Op. 24: No. 2 Preciosa de Weber

Nocturne for Cello and Piano, Op. 15 No. 1

Nocturne, Op. 14 No. 1

Melodies Italiennes (10), Op. 17: No. 6 'La Norma de Bellin'

Caprice for two cellos in G major, Op. 7 No. 1

Nocturne, Op. 15 No. 2

Solos (3), Op. 18: No. 3

Nocturne in A flat, Op. 15, No. 3


Louise Dubin (cello), Julia Bruskin (cello), Katherine Cherbas (cello), Saeunn Thorsteinsdóttir (cello), Hélène Jeanney (piano), Andrea Lam (piano)

This long-overdue tribute to the French Romantic-era virtuoso cellist and composer August Franchomme brings to light many of his long-neglected original compositions and arrangements for cello(s), most of which have remained unpublished and unheard for well over a century. This release thus fills a longstanding gap in the annals of music history, revealing fresh perspectives on an important and influential figure of his day whose significant role has long been underappreciated. As “poet of the piano” Frédéric Chopin’s close friend, confidante and musical partner, Franchomme transcribed many of the Polish master’s famous piano works for cellos in various combinations and/or with piano; he penned many remarkable original compositions as well. Some of the best of both are recorded here for the first time.

This project is the musically delectable fruit of years of research by distinguished cellist Louise Dubin, who is also perhaps the world’s leading scholar of Franchomme’s life and work. She performs here as lead cellist, with the sonorous collaboration of fellow cellists Julia Bruskin, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and Katherine Cherbas as well as pianists Hélène Jeanney and Andrea Lam.

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Atavistic Music

Atavistic Music


Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Hoy:

Atavistic Music

Schumann:

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73


Alexander Suleiman (cello), Patricia J. Hoy (piano)

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The Shepherd on the Rock

The Shepherd on the Rock

Chamber Works & Lieder


Brahms:

Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2

arr. Julian Bliss

Julian Bliss (clarinet), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Das Mädchen spricht, Op. 107 No. 3

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Unbewegte laue Luft (No. 8 from Acht Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 57)

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Es träumte mir (No. 3 from Acht Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 57)

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

O kühler Wald, Op. 72 No. 3

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Ständchen, Op. 106 No. 1

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

arr. Julian Bliss

Julian Bliss (clarinet), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

arr. Julian Bliss

Julian Bliss (clarinet), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (Von Chezy / Muller)

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Julian Bliss (clarinet), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Schumann:

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Julian Bliss (clarinet), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Strauss, R:

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

arr. Julian Bliss & Christopher Glynn

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Julian Bliss (clarinet), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Alphorn, Op. 29

arr. Julian Bliss & Christopher Glynn

Ailish Tynan (soprano), Julian Bliss (clarinet), Christopher Glynn (piano)


A trio of leading British soloists perform a sumptuous selection of chamber music by the Romantic composers Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann and Strauss. The programme is centred around Schubert’s iconic 'The Shepherd on the Rock' – written for the esteemed soprano Anna Milder-Hauptmann, it was virtually the final complete work that Schubert composed before his tragic death at 31.

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Chopin & Dohnányi: Sonatas for Cello & Piano

Chopin & Dohnányi: Sonatas for Cello & Piano


Chopin:

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2

arr. for cello and piano

Dohnányi:

Cello Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 8


Duo Arnicans

The Duo Arnicans comprises Florian Arnicans, whose roots are in Germany, and Arta Arnicane, who was born in Latvia. They found each other through music and now live together in Zurich. The Duo has performed in numerous concerts and recitals at home and abroad. The first international concert tour took place in the autumn of 2014, when they had great success in Scotland, England (London) and Latvia (Riga).

This debut album of Duo Arnicans presents an emotionally charged programme reflecting the personalities of the two artists. The Chopin waltz on this CD has special meaning for Florian and his wife. Arranged by Arta for cello and piano, it was performed by close friends as the couple’s personal wedding waltz in August 2014.

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Chopin: Works for Violoncello and Piano

Chopin: Works for Violoncello and Piano


Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Étude Op. 10 No. 6 in E flat minor 'Lacrimosa'

Étude Op. 25 No. 7 in C sharp minor

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Grand Duo for Cello and Piano (on themes from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable)

Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.


Ryoichi Fujimori (cello), Kyoko Takemoto (piano)

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