Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is the debut disc by the sensational Latvian cellist, Kristine Blaumane. After graduating from the Latvian Academy of Music where she studied with Eleonora Testeleca, Ms. Blaumane moved to England and studied with Stefan Popov at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Kristine Blaumane is regularly invited to play around the world as a soloist with many of the leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra with whom she is the principal cellist. As a solo recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Blaumane has over the years performed with Isaac Stern, Gidon Kremer, Yo Yo Ma and Yuri Bashmet amongst others, and has performed at many festivals including Lockenhaus, Gstaad, Salzburg, Verbier, Basel, Jerusalem,
Utrecht, Spitalfields, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Homecoming. She is a keen promoter of new music and has performed a number of world premières of works dedicated to her. Ms. Blaumane has twice become laureate of the Great Music Award in 2005 and 2007, the highest prize given by the Latvian State in the field of music. Read less
Works on This Recording
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 by Samuel Barber
Kristine Blaumane (Cello),
Jacob Katsnelson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932; USA
Length: 19 Minutes 29 Secs.
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