Emmanuelle Bertrand – Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 – Cello Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Emmanuelle Bertrand – Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 – Cello Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 01:06:55 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Classical
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“That’s it done at last, this blasted sonata! Will it please or not? That is the question.” So wrote Saint-Saëns, not without humour, of his second ‘quadruped’ for cello and piano. He adored the cello, as is shown by much more than the famous ‘Swan’. He wrote three sonatas for it, but unfortunately the last two movements of the Third Sonata have been lost and what is left survives only in manuscript. Emmanuelle Bertrand and Pascal Amoyel play it here with emotion and total respect. The Concerto also included here is today one of the ‘musts’ of the concertante repertory for cello.

Tracklist

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
01. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo
02. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: II. Allegretto con moto
03. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: III. Molto allegro
04. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 123: I. Maestoso, largamente
05. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 123: II. Scherzo con Variazioni. Allegro animato
06. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 123: III. Romanza. Poco adagio-Agitato
07. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 123: IV. Allegro non troppo grazioso
08. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in D Major, Op. Posth (Unfinished): I. Allegro animato
09. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in D Major, Op. Posth (Unfinished): II. Andante sostenuto

Personnel
Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello
Pascal Amoyel, piano (on tracks 4-9)
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester (on tracks 1-3)
James Gaffigan, conductor

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