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Barber, Grieg: Cello Sonatas; Martinu: Variations On A Slovakian Theme / Blaumane, Katsnelson

Release Date: 06/10/2008 
Label:  Quartz Records   Catalog #: 2057   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Samuel BarberEdvard GriegBohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Kristine BlaumaneJacob Katsnelson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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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,
Read more 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
Performer:  Kristine Blaumane (Cello), Jacob Katsnelson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Length: 19 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jacob Katsnelson (Piano), Kristine Blaumane (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Norway 
Length: 29 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Kristine Blaumane (Cello), Jacob Katsnelson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Switzerland 
Length: 10 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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