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Duo / Helene Grimaud, Sol Gabetta


Release Date: 10/22/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001752302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannJohannes BrahmsClaude DebussyDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sol GabettaHélène Grimaud
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Two of today's most passionate and inspirational artists join forces in the recital program that brought audiences to their feet at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad in the summer pf 2011. The chemistry between Helene Grimaud and Sol Gabetta left critics and audiences nothing short of euphoric and this first duo recording captures the revelatory magic of their collaboration.

This is the first time that either artist has embarked on a dedicated duo recording project and it goes far beyond a traditional musical collaboration. Based on a rare understanding on many levels - musical, emotional and personal, this fresh and strong encounter does not even raise the question of who accompanies whom. Finding new musical insights in
Read more familiar work, Helene and Sol present masterpieces in new light.

Like Grimaud, in addition to performing traditional repertoire with the worlds great orchestras, Sol Gabetta is a champion of new works and a passionate musical collaborator. Argentine-French of Russian origin, Sol is a best-selling, chart-storming artist, who is regarded as one of the great cellists of our day, impressing with her intriguing, full-bodied approach and a charismatic, conquering personality.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sol Gabetta (Cello), Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 

Sound Samples

Fantasiestücke, Op.73: 1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
Fantasiestücke, Op.73: 2. Lebhaft, leicht
Fantasiestücke, Op.73: 3. Rasch und mit Feuer
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38: 1. Allegro non troppo
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38: 2. Allegretto quasi minuetto
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38: 3. Allegro - Più presto
Sonata For Cello And Piano In D Minor: 1. Prologue (lent)
Sonata For Cello And Piano In D Minor: 2. Sérénade (Modérément animé)
Sonata For Cello And Piano In D Minor: 3. Finale (Animé)
Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40: 1. Allegro non troppo
Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40: 2. Allegro
Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40: 3. Largo
Sonata For Cello And Piano, Op.40: 4. Allegro

Customer Reviews

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 "Dynamic Duo" December 29, 2012 By Donald B. Anthony (Palo Alto, CA) See All My Reviews "Youthful, dynamic and sensitive performances! Some might consider it a little "piano-heavy," or "piano-dominant." But Grimaud is an appealing "dominatrix" in my opinion, and Sol Gabetta clearly holds her own! A very nice selection of cello-piano music." Report Abuse
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