Ophelie Gaillard – R. Strauss: Don Quixote & Cello Works (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Ophélie Gaillard – R. Strauss: Don Quixote & Cello Works (2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:19:12  minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
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From Romance to tone poem, the cellist Ophélie Gaillard invites to an imaginary journey, both heroic and delicate, in the post-Romantic world of Richard Strauss.

Heart of the disc, the symphonic poem Don Quixote transforms the instruments into characters who play the epic adventures of Cervantes’ hero. Thus, Don Quixote, played by the cello, talks with Sancho Panza (the viola) or Dulcinea (the violin) in a luxuriant orchestral fresco, tender and sensual, where Strauss’ genius for melody unfolds with a touch of humour.

His exquisite expressiveness shines through the most intimate pieces that complete this program. Ophélie Gaillard’s warm lyricism agrees with the piano in the Romance and the Sonata in F major, or with the voice in the smooth accents of Morgen. As an ideal companion, the cellist’s enchanting bow leads to an irresistible music.

Tracklist:
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
1. Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro con brio 09:30
2. Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6: II. Andante 08:24
3. Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6: III. Allegro 09:08
4. Romanze for Cello and Orchestra in F Major, Op. 13: Andante cantabile 08:35
5. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Introduction 05:37
6. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Theme. The Knight of the Mournful Countenance 02:04
7. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation I. The adventure of the windmills 02:27
8. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation II. The battle with the sheep 01:40
9. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation III. Sancho’s wishes, peculiarities of speech and maxims 07:29
10. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation IV. The adventure with the procession of penitents 01:46
11. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation V. Don Quixote’s vigil during the summer night 04:10
12. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation VI. Dulcinea 01:15
13. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation VII. Don Quixote’s ride through the air 01:07
14. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation VIII. The trip on the enchanted boat 01:50
15. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation IX. The attack on the mendicant friars 01:05
16. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Variation X. The duel and return home04:04
17 Don Quixote, Op. 35: Finale. Death of Don Quixote 04:55
18. Vier Lieder, Op. 27: IV. Morgen 04:06

Personnel:
Ophélie Gaillard, violoncelle
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Julien Masmondet, direction
Alexandra Conunova, violon
Dov Scheindlin, alto
Vassilis Varvaresos, piano
Beatrice Uria Monzon, mezzo-soprano

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