Kian Soltani & Aaron Pilsan – Home (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Kian Soltani & Aaron Pilsan – Home (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:18:37 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

No, no, we’re not going to pretend that the repertoire chosen by the Austrian-Persian (the nationality stated on his website… born in 1992) cellist Kian Soltani and the Austrian pianist Aaron Pilsan is completely original: Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, recorded a thousand and one times, and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke form the backbone of the record. But what’s really remarkable here is Soltani’s career: the soloist made his big international breakthrough in 2011 at the age of 19, with triumphant débuts at the Vienna Musikverein, and then First Prize at the International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki in 2013. Shortly thereafter he joined Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, firstly as the first solo cellist, and then as one of the soloists in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Strauss’s Don Quixote still with Barenboim. Concerts followed in Berlin, the Salzburg and Lucerne festivals, and the BBC Proms, as a soloist or in a chamber ensemble. A brilliant career, off to a flying start. The album listing finds a touch of originality at the end, with Persian Folklore by the Iranian composer Reza Vali (b. 1952), a piece of writing inspired by Kodály’s own translations of popular Hungarian music into classical language.

01. Schubert: Sonata In A Minor, D.821 „Arpeggione“-1. Allegro moderato
02. Schubert: Sonata In A Minor, D.821 „Arpeggione“-2. Adagio
03. Schubert: Sonata In A Minor, D.821 „Arpeggione“-3. Allegretto
04. Schubert: Nacht und Träume, D.827 (Version For Cello And Piano)
05. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73-1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
06. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73-2. Lebhaft, leicht
07. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73-3. Rasch und mit Feuer
08. Schumann: Adagio And Allegro In A Flat Major, Op. 70-1. Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck
09. Schumann: Adagio And Allegro In A Flat Major, Op. 70-2. Rasch und feurig
10. Schumann: Myrthen, Op.25-Version For Cello And Piano-24. Du bist wie eine Blume
11. Vali: Persian Folk Songs-1. Longing
12. Vali: Persian Folk Songs-2. In Memory Of A Lost Beloved
13. Vali: Persian Folk Songs-3. The Girl From Shiraz
14. Vali: Persian Folk Songs-4. Love Drunk (“Mastom-Mastom”)
15. Vali: Persian Folk Songs-5. In the Style Of An Armenian Folk Song
16. Vali: Persian Folk Songs-6. Imaginary Folk Song
17. Vali: Persian Folk Songs-7. Folk Song From Khorasan
18. Soltani: Persian Fire Dance

Kian Soltani, cello
Aaron Pilsan, piano