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Lalo, Magnard, Ravel: Cello Sonatas / Valentin Radutiu, Per Rundberg

Lalo / Radutiu / Rundberg
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98654   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edouard LaloAlbéric MagnardMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Valentin RadutiuPer Rundberg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hänssler CLASSIC is proud to the gifted, young cellist Valentin Radutiu. Born in Munich in 1986, Radutiu has studied with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna and since 2007 he has been a member of David Geringas' cello studio at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. Radutiu has won several regional and international prizes, the most prestigious of which is the "Ton und Erklärung" music prize awarded by the Cultural Committee of German Business.

Though still in his 20s, the young Radutiu has already tackled a considerable range of repertoire from Bach to the World Premiere of a specially commissioned work by Avant Garde composer Peter Ruzicka.

For his debut recording for hänssler CLASSIC,
Read more Radutiu has chosen a program of French rarities and oddities, spanning the late Romantic and early 20th century. The earliest, Lalo's broadly scored Sonata in A Minor is all that one might expect from a French Romantic chamber work - exquisite craftsmanship, finely shaped melodies and a certain reserve. Albéric Magnard's late sonata may be a new piece for many listeners, and upon hear it, one can only wonder at its neglect. Stylistically, Magnard approach is a stylistic fusion somewhere between Franck and Mahler - a soundscape ideally suited for the combination of cello and piano. The final work will also come as a surprise: Ravel's jazz-inspired Violin Sonata in an arrangement for cello! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Cello and Piano by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Valentin Radutiu (Cello), Per Rundberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; France 
2. Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 20 by Albéric Magnard
Performer:  Valentin Radutiu (Cello), Per Rundberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; France 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Valentin Radutiu (Cello), Per Rundberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1927; France 

Sound Samples

Cello Sonata: I. Andante non troppo
Cello Sonata: II. Andante
Cello Sonata: III. Allegro
Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 20: I. Sans lenteur
Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 20: II. Sans faiblir
Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 20: III. Funebre
Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 20: IV. Rondement
Violin Sonata in G major (arr. V. Radutiu): I. Allegretto
Violin Sonata in G major (arr. V. Radutiu): II. Blues: Moderato
Violin Sonata in G major (arr. V. Radutiu): III. Perpetuum mobile: Allegretto

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