Lionel Cottet & Jorge Viladoms – From Latin America to Paris – Works for Cello and Piano (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Lionel Cottet & Jorge Viladoms – From Latin America to Paris – Works for Cello and Piano (2017) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 01:13:27 minutes | 673 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

One is Swiss – cellist Lionel Cottet, currently first soloist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – the other is from Mexico: pianist Jorge Viladoms, although his musical education also brought him to Switzerland… Bridging the gap between their respective continents, both young musicians invite the listener to discover Latin American gems interacting freely with Parisian creations. Needless to say that these works (or composers) have not been subjected to or incorporated transatlantic influences, but merely represent a skilful juxtaposition of two major pieces on the one hand – Debussy’s Sonata “opposed” to Manuel Ponce’s, both contemporary masterpieces, respectively from 1915 and 1917 – and shorter works on the other, namely miniatures by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera and Piazzolla for Latin America, and Fauré, Massenet, Ravel and Saint-Saëns for Paris. While Debussy’s Sonata needs no introduction, it’s a different story for Ponce’s. Written in Havana, it was inspired by Cuban folklore for one of its movements, but resolutely turns to Spain for another, and… to Paris and Debussy in its last movement, with a slight humorous and baroque touch in the final fugue. An album with a highly unique blend indeed.

Tracklist

Manuel María Ponce (1882 – 1948)
1 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano: I. Allegro selvaggio 08:37
2 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano: Allegro alla maniera d’uno studio 05:58
3 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano: III. Arietta. Andantino affetuoso 04:32
4 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano: IV. Allegro burlesco 06:16

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)
5 Elegie, Op. 24 07:09

Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983)
6 Triste 03:08

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
7 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, L. 135: I. Prologue. Lent 04:51
8 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, L. 135: II. Sérénade. Modérément animé 03:29
9 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, L. 135: III. Finale. Animé 03:39

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959)
10 Chant du cygne noir, W 122 03:11

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)
11 Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le cygne 03:08

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
12 Pièce en forme de Habanera, M. 51 03:18

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)
13 Oblivion 03:34

Manuel María Ponce
14 2 Canciones Mexicanas: II. Estrellita (Arr. for Cello and Piano by Jascha Heifetz) 03:23

Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)
15 Thais: Méditation 05:48

Manuel María Ponce
16 2 Canciones Mexicanas: II. Estrellita (Arr. for Cello and Piano by Gaspard Glaus) 03:48

Personnel
Jorge Viladoms, Klavier
Lionel Cottet, Cello

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