Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

For David And Wu Han - Duos By Jalbert, Auerbach, Adolphe, Tsontakis / Finckel, Han

David Finckel, Cello; Wu Han, Piano
Release Date: 10/05/2012 
Label:  Artistled   Catalog #: 11001  
Composer:  Pierre JalbertLera AuerbachBruce AdolpheGeorge Tsontakis
Performer:  Wu HanDavid Finckel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Finckel and Wu Han founded the ArtistLed label in 1997. The pieces on this CD have been commissioned for them since the label was founded, and all exploit their technical facility as well as their emotional expressiveness.

Jalbert’s Sonata (2007) develops from a menacing opening, picking up momentum for the scherzo-like second movement, relegating the piano to an accompanying role behind the impassioned, anguished cello part for the third and ending with the frantic Marcato.

Auerbach’s intense Sonata (2002) pits the often desperate humanity of the cello against piano writing which suggests implacable, yet not necessarily malign, forces. The work moves towards a resolution in which both instruments seem
Read more to climb effortlessly into another realm.

The other two pieces here are more intimate, drawing inspiration directly from Finckel and Wu Han’s relationship. Adolphe’s Couple (1998) is predominantly lyrical; Tsontakis’s Mirror Image (2008) pairs two charming yet unsentimental love duos with starker yet approachable movements.

Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5)

-- Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Pierre Jalbert
Performer:  Wu Han (Piano), David Finckel (Cello)
Written: 2007 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 by Lera Auerbach
Performer:  Wu Han (Piano), David Finckel (Cello)
Written: 2002 
3.
Couple by Bruce Adolphe
Performer:  Wu Han (Piano), David Finckel (Cello)
Written: 1998 
4.
Mirror Image by George Tsontakis
Performer:  Wu Han (Piano), David Finckel (Cello)
Written: 2008 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In