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Histoires / Claremont Duo


Release Date: 06/24/2003 
Label:  Artek   Catalog #: 10   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Radamés GnattaliAntonio VivaldiJacques IbertCarlo Domeniconi,   ... 
Performer:  Maxine NeumanPeter Ernst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An enchanting, astonishing and unusual combination: the rich warmth of the cello and the delicate timbre of the guitar are perfectly attuned to each other in the hands of Maxine Neuman and Peter Ernst. This recording demonstrates beyond a doubt what surprising, exquisite rapport these seemingly incompatible instruments can achieve. The order chosen for these recorded works was not guided by chronological or stylistic principles, but rather by the theatrical perspective of showcasing the range and beauty of this superlative partnership. The selections include compositions originally written for this instrumentation (by Zenamon, Domeniconi and Gnattali), pieces written for instruments similar to the present instrumentation (Schiffelholtz) or Read more which - since not specified by the composer - one can imagine being realized by this combination (Vivaldi); the program is finally complemented by a transcription of a work originally composed for piano (Ibert). Guitarist Peter Ernst is widely recognized and celebrated for his interpretations of solo and chamber music, including repertoire from the Renaissance to the present, as well as folkloristic music from South America. In 2000-2001, he held a coveted full DAAD grant for studies with Sharon Isbin at the Juilliard School in New York City. Distinguished as a teacher as well as a performer, cellist Maxine Neuman has served as a judge for numerous international competitions. On the faculty at the New York's School for Strings, she has taught at Bennington College, Williams College and C.W. Post University. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Guitar and Cello by Radamés Gnattali
Performer:  Maxine Neuman (Cello), Peter Ernst (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Brazil 
2. Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in E minor, Op. 14 no 5/RV 40 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Maxine Neuman (Cello), Peter Ernst (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Venice, Italy 
3. Histoires: no 2, Le petit âne blanc by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Maxine Neuman (Cello), Peter Ernst (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
4. Histoires: no 5, Dans la maison triste by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Maxine Neuman (Cello), Peter Ernst (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
5. Histoires: no 10, Le cortège de Balkis by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Maxine Neuman (Cello), Peter Ernst (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
6. Histoires: no 8, La cage de cristal by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Peter Ernst (Guitar), Maxine Neuman (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
7. Pieces (5) for Cello and Guitar by Carlo Domeniconi
Performer:  Peter Ernst (Guitar), Maxine Neuman (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988 
8. Duetto for Cello and Colascione no 3 by J.P. Schiffelholz
Performer:  Peter Ernst (Guitar), Maxine Neuman (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: Baroque 
9. Reflexoes no 6 by Jaime Zenamon
Performer:  Peter Ernst (Guitar), Maxine Neuman (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claremont Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 

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