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Violincelle Francais / Cheng˛ Duo

Cheng Duo
Release Date: 11/04/2016 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 88985366362   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyGabriel FauréCésar FranckCamille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A young duo introduces itself. The interpretations of Cheng² Duo are steeped in a rare balance of an unfiltered, youthful joy of playing and enthusiasm on the one hand, and mature, profound and advanced interpretations on the other, always demonstrating technical perfection: they command attention from the first note. Bryan and Silvie Cheng are brother and sister; he is a cellist, she a pianist, and together they are the Cheng² Duo (pronounced Cheng Squared Duo), now presenting their debut album. These two Canadian artists are children of Chinese immigrants: she was born in Tokyo, he in Ottawa; today, he lives in Berlin, she in New York - cosmopolitans, therefore, with a diverse cultural background. Both are young, barely or Read more around twenty years of age: audite's youngest artists to date, which also reflects the label's strong commitment to its performers. This first disc makes the panorama of French chamber music written between the 1860s and the 1910s come alive in all its diversity: from multiple-movement works whose composers mainly drew on Beethoven and the German romantic composers, through to character pieces which formed part of the repertoire performed in sophisticated salons. Principal trends, some of which were devoted to one another by way of trenchant polemics, are represented by works of César Franck, Camille Saint-Saëns and his student Gabriel Fauré, as well as Claude Debussy. The performers have not only proved an instant success as Cheng² Duo - stepping in at short notice at Carnegie Hall and impressing both the audience and the promoter to the extent that they were immediately re-invited - but have also won renowned awards as soloists, each in their own right. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
2.
Sicilienne for Cello and Piano, Op. 78 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
3.
Elégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
4.
Aprčs un ręve, Op 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
5.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
6.
Allegro appassionato for Cello and Orchestra/Piano in B minor, Op. 43 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
7.
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: Le cygne "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cheng˛ Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 

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