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A Century Of Russian Colours / Camille Thomas, Beatrice Berrut

Rachmaninoff / Kabalevsky / Auerbach
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 712   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovDmitri KabalevskyLera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille ThomasBeatrice Berrut
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording is the result of the passion the young musicians Camille Thomas (cello) and Beatrice Berrut (piano) have always felt for Russian music. Whatever its period of composition, they find in this repertoire the profundity and complexity of the Slavic soul, taking to extremes the expression of human torments. Camille Thomas: 'For this recording we immediately thought of playing Russian music. In A Century of Russian Colours, we start with a very Romantic composition, Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata op.19. The programme continues with a very rarely recorded work, bearing the marks of Soviet communism, showing fear and anguish, but also the rigour and conformism of Dmitry Kabalevsky. We end with a young composer who is very highly thought Read more of in the musical world: Lera Auerbach, one of the last artists to be stripped of Russian nationality, who now lives in the United States and Germany.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
2. Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat major, Op. 71 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
3. Preludes (24) for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: no 19 in E flat major by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
4. Preludes (24) for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: no 20 in C minor by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
5. Preludes (24) for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: no 6 in B minor by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
6. Preludes (24) for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: no 15 in D flat major by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
7. Preludes (24) for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: no 16 in B flat minor by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
8. Preludes (24) for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: no 12 in G sharp minor by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)
9. Preludes (24) for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: no 24 in D minor by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Camille Thomas (Cello), Beatrice Berrut (Piano)

Sound Samples

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: I. Lento - Allegro moderato
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: II. Allegro scherzando
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: III. Andante
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: IV. Allegro mosso
Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op. 71: I. Andante molto sostenuto
Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op. 71: II. Allegretto con moto
Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op. 71: III. Allegro molto
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 19 in E flat major: Allegro appassionato
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 20 in C minor: Giocoso
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 6 in B minor: Tragico
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 15 in D flat major: Allegro con brio
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 16 in B flat minor: Tempo di valse
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 12 in G sharp minor: Adagio
24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 24 in D minor: Vivo

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