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Servais: Souvenirs / Poskin, Ensemble Rosamunde

Servais / Poskin / Ensemble Rosamunde / Crismer
Release Date: 04/13/2010 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 561   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Adrien François Servais
Performer:  Didier Poskin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Rosamunde
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Adrien-François Servais (1807-1866), the « Paganini of the cello »? This is what the musical world of the middle 19th century thought, when the virtuoso, from Brussels to St. Petersbourg, from Paris to London, from Stockholm to Constantinople, was touring all across Europe with his marvellous Stradivarius. Long-time summarised to Souvenir de Spa, the work of Servais is both a prodigious jugglery exercise that took an important part in the development of the modern cello and a generous hymn to the bel canto and the human voice. Supported by the Ensemble Rosamunde, Didier Poskin, accomplished virtuoso and direct heir from the Servais school at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, plays 4 colourful pages from the favourite Read more cellist of Berlioz, Liszt and Rossini. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Grande fantaisie on themes from Rossini's Barber of Seville, for cello & piano by Adrien François Servais
Performer:  Didier Poskin (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Rosamunde
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847 
Venue:  Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels, Rehearsal 
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2. Souvenir de la Suisse, for ensemble Op. 10 by Adrien François Servais
Performer:  Didier Poskin (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Rosamunde
Venue:  Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels, Rehearsal 
Length: 13 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3. Souvenir d'Anvers, for ensemble by Adrien François Servais
Performer:  Didier Poskin (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Rosamunde
Venue:  Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels, Rehearsal 
Length: 13 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4. Souvenir de Spa, suite of 6 pieces for ensemble, Op. 2 by Adrien François Servais
Performer:  Didier Poskin (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Rosamunde
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels, Rehearsal 
Length: 16 Minutes 34 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Grande fantaisie, Op. 6 (after G. Rossini's Le Barbier de Seville)
Souvenir de la Suisse, Op. 10
Souvenir d'Anvers
Souvenir de Spa, Op. 2

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