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The paradox of Italy is that it largely invented instrumental music - and its corollary, virtuosity - in the Baroque period, but then more or less left it in foreign hands until the 20th century. Opera, invented..
Derived from the viole da braccio family rather than that of the viols, the cello gained its independence in the Cremona cradle of Italian instrument making between the 16th and early 18th century. It adopted..
November 1792. With a grant from the Prince-elector of Cologne and an invitation from Joseph Haydn to come and study with him, young Beethoven arrived in Vienna. At that time, there could be no better place for...
Winner of the First Prize and several times winner of the Special Prize of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Cello Competition,
Astrig Siranossian performs as soloist with famous orchestras. A regular guest of Daniel Barenboim’s, her musical partners are no less
than Simon Rattle, Antonio Pappano, Yo-Yo Ma, Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou, Daniel Ottensamer...
The most well-known venues have already hosted the young musician: Paris Philharmonic, Musikverein in Vienna, KKL Luzern, Basel Casino,
Dijon Opera, Flagey in Brussels, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Kennedy Center Washington....
The recording made in 2016 by the Claves Records label and dedicated to Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc and Komitas was greatly acclaimed
by critics, including the Musica Prize. She obtained a “coup de coeur” by the French-speaking Belgian Radio-Television during the
2017 Queen Elisabeth competition.
Charl du Plessis rose to fame when he was the youngest pianist in Africa to be named a Steinway Artist in 2010.
He has since embarked on an international career working simultaneously as classical and jazz pianist and has illuminated the music of Bach,
Chopin, Gershwin and Antonio Carlos Jobim and for a new generation of listeners.
Since making the decision to establish his own trio with bassist Werner Spies and drummer Hugo Radyn in 2006,
Charl du Plessis has alerted audiences to the complexities and capabilities of combining jazz and classic music.
The creative possibilities of this musical unit have offered him the means to produce a wide range of music not confined by any style or
"Of Finghin Collins as soloist, little needs to be said that has not been said before: he is exceptionally fluent, exceptionally intelligent, exceptionally sensitive, responding to every possible nuance that Stanford prescribes."
(Piers Burton-Page, International Record Review, April 2011)
One of Ireland's most successful musicians, Dubliner Finghin Collins was born in 1977 and studied piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with John O'Conor and at the Geneva Conservatoire with Dominique Merlet. Winner of the RTÉ Musician of the Future Competition
in 1994 and the Classical Category at the National Entertainment Awards in Ireland in1998, he went on to achieve major international success by taking first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. Since then he has developed
a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe, the United States and the Far East.
Peter-Lukas Graf was born in Zürich. He studied flute with André Jaunet (Zürich), Marcel Moyse and Roger Cortet (Paris).
He was awarded the First Prize as flautist and the Conductors Diploma at the Conservatoire Nationale de Paris. During three years he studied conducting in Munich.
Graf won the First Prize at the International Music Contest of the ARD in Munich and the Bablock Prize of the H. Cohen International
Music Award in London.
The multi-talented musician was appointed the youngest principal flutist at the Winterthur Symphony Orchestra and at the Lucerne
Festival Orchestra with additional conducting responsibilities. It followed a period of full time opera and symphonic conducting.
Seventeenth-century Wrocław (then Breslau) was one of Europe’s important musical centres. Its three main Protestant churches – St. Elisabeth, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Bernardine – collected extensive music libraries.
Their repertoire was shaped both by prints imported from Italy and Germany, and by works composed by local cantors and organists employed in church ensembles.
A separate collection of nearly 400 prints from 1610–55 reposed in private hands for most of the century.
It had probably been initiated by Ambrosius Profe, the organist of the Church of St. Elizabeth in 1633–49, and later owned by Daniel Sartorius, a teacher in the church gymnasium.
After the latter’s death the music prints were incorporated into the Biblioteca Rhedigeriana, a collection of rare manuscripts, prints, paintings, sculptures, coins and minerals assembled by a Breslau patrician Thoms Rhediger (1540–76).
PERFORMERS Stephan MacLeod – Conductor
GLI ANGELI GENÈVE Aleksandra Lewandowska, Grace Davidson – Sopranos
Alex Potter – Alto
Jan Kobow, Stephan Gähler – Tenors
Stephan MacLeod – Bass
Marzena Michałowska, Aleksandra Turalska – Sopranos
Piotr Olech – Alto
Maciej Gocman, Václav Čížek – Tenors
Jaromír Nosek – Bass
CONCERTO PALATINO Bruce Dickey, Gawain Glenton – Cornets
Simen Van Mechelen, Claire MacIntyre, Charles Toet, Joost Swinkels – Trombones
WROCŁAW BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Zbigniew Pilch (Leader), Adam Pastuszka – Violins
Dominika Małecka – Viola
Jarosław Thiel (Artistic Director) – Cello
Ondřej Štajnochr – Violone
Adrian Rovatkay – Dulcian
Marcin Szelest (Musicologist, Artistic Consultant) – Organ
Astrig Siranossian, dont le début chez Claves n’est pas passé inaperçu sur notre site, nous offre pour son deuxième disque des enregistrements où elle apparaît en tant que soliste dans les interprétations de la musique concertante de Khatchatourian et Penderecki sous la baguette d’Adam Klocek. Un répertoire intéressant, et toujours (trop) rarement joué.
Le choix des œuvres présentées a sans doute été dicté par des considérations personnelles ...
La collaboration entre le hautboïste français et le pianiste suisse, qui avait déjà donné naissance à un disque très émouvant autour de Pavel Haas (clef ResMusica en 2014), se prolonge avec l’introspectif At the heart of the 20th century, une plongée musicale franco-suisse enregistrée à la frontière des deux pays.
Elles ne sont pas si fréquentes, pour le hautbois, les occasions de se faire entendre loin des grands orchestres dont il est pourt...
Que n’avons-nous pas déploré ici la mode actuelle des pianistes chinois, Lang Lang au sommet de la cote des interprètes, etc., tout en exprimant notre immense respect pour Zhu Xiao-Mei! Et voici que nous retrouvons Mélodie Zhao, dans l’enregistrement d’un recueil redoutable s’il en est, qui date déjà de quelques années: les 32 Sonates de Beethoven! Mélodie est Suisse, elle est née en 1994 dans le canton de Fribourg, d’un père et d’une mère chi...
Luca Marenzio publia ses premiers madrigaux d’après des extraits d’Il pastor fido de Batista Guarini dans son Sixième Livre de 1594 avant de lui consacrer, un an plus tard, un cycle presque monographique avec le Septième Livre.
Le présent enregistrement réunit seize d’entre eux, non pas dans leur ordre chronologique de composition, mais dans la séquelle originale du récit, «proposant ainsi un cheminement qui vise à rassembler de façon idéale ...
“Experienced in the scientific aspect of art, as versed in the artistic aspect as any, and incomparably brilliant and inventive in both” – this emphatic accolade for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was penned by the knowledgeable Swiss composer and music teacher Hans Georg Nägeli. For in the second half of the 18th century, anyone speaking of the “great Bach” was not referring to Joha...
Derived from the viole da braccio family rather than that of the viols, the cello gained its independence in the Cremona cradle of Italian instrument making between the 16th and early 18th century. It adopted the shape of a large violin – so large that it cannot rest on the shoulder like a violin or viola and is therefore held between the legs; an adjustable pin planted in the ground was added from the middle of the 19th century to...