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Chopin: Sonata, Variations, Trio / Brantelid, Frang

Release Date: 02/09/2010 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 87742  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andreas BrantelidMarianna ShininyanVilde Frang
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“His playing - warm and supple of tone - has the lyrical allure, lithe technique and discreet dramatic flair to give this familiar music a fresh impetus.” -- The Telegraph on Brantelid’s debut CD

Following critical acclaim for Andreas Brantelid’s Debut album on EMI Classics in 2008, the up-and-coming Danish cellist has recorded an all-Chopin chamber music programme for release in early 2010, the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The recording, features the Cello Sonata Op. 65, Grand Duo on themes from Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable and Piano Trio Op. 8 with pianist Marianna Shininyan and violinist Vilde Frang.

Andreas Brantelid (b. 1987), one of Scandinavia’s leading cellists, is quickly establishing an
Read more international reputation. Winner of a 2008 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a current member of the BBC’s New Generation Artist scheme, Brantelid was nominated for the European Concert Hall Organization’s "Rising Star" scheme in 2008-2009 and has performed in, among others, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels and Philharmonie Cologne.

Pianist Marianna Shirinyan began studying piano in her native Armenia before moving to Hamburg to work with Mathias Weber. She is currently at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, having won several competitions along the way in Germany, Spain, Italy and Denmark. Shirinyan is establishing herself on the international stage as a soloist and chamber musician, working with such artists as Christian Altenburger, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ana Chumachenko, Ivry Gitlis and Midori and closely involved with the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival as a coach at its Orchestral Academy. Marianna Shirinyan has been a member of the Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark since 2003.

Vilde Frang, the young Norwegian violinist and protégée of Anne Sophie Mutter, made her debut at the age of 10 and was subsequently engaged by Mariss Jansons to perform with the Oslo Philharmonic. She has since performed extensively in Europe and has appeared at international festivals in Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Lucerne. Frang has performed with Martha Argerich, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Maxim Vengerov and has toured Europe and the United States with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Camerata Salzburg. The winner of a 2007 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and of the 2009 Norwegian Soloist award, Frang recently signed with EMI Classics.
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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andreas Brantelid (Cello), Marianna Shininyan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor, B 25/Op. 8 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Andreas Brantelid (Cello), Marianna Shininyan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828-1829; Poland 
Grand Duo for Cello and Piano in E major, B 70 "Robert le Diable" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andreas Brantelid (Cello), Marianna Shininyan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832 

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