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Celebrating David Geringas


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 16033  
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnEdvard GriegAnatolijus SenderovasOsvaldas Balakauskas,   ... 
Performer:  David GeringasIan FountainPetras GeniusasVladimir Tarasov,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vilnius String QuartetGringolts String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new album is released in celebration of the 70th birthday of cellist David Geringas. The artist writes: “It was drilled into me from an early age that at every concert the music must sound the same as it does the first time. Initially, while learning with my teacher, I could not understand that because I was playing all the pieces for the first time. But later, having frequently played many pieces, I saw the truth behind this idea. Unlike other forms of art, such as painting and literature, music itself cannot be enjoyed as an object, as books and paintings can. A piece of music exists only when it is being played and can be heard. You must be able to play the piece as if you have only just discovered it. It will then sound Read more particularly convincing…Whenever a listener sits before me, it is important to intrigue him so that he gets the most out of my performance to him. I think it’s important to embrace the moment, which I believe can never be the same again.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58: 1st movement, Allegro assai by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  David Geringas (Cello), Ian Fountain (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
2.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 18, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  David Geringas (Cello), Ian Fountain (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Norway 
3.
David's Song by Anatolijus Senderovas
Performer:  David Geringas (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vilnius String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Lithuania 
4.
Bop-Art by Osvaldas Balakauskas
Performer:  Petras Geniusas (Piano), David Geringas (Cello), Vladimir Tarasov (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; Lithuania 
5.
Quintet for Strings in F sharp minor, Op. 63: I. Allegro by Walter Braunfels
Performer:  David Geringas (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gringolts String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
6.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  David Geringas (Cello), Ian Fountain (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
7.
Concento di corde: II. Moderato - Presto by Vytautas Laurusas
Performer:  David Geringas (Cello), Vytautas Sondeckis (Cello)
8.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67: 2nd movement, Allegro con brio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Sitkovetsky (Violin), David Geringas (Cello), Jascha Nemtsov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
9.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36: 1st movement, Allegro agitato by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  David Geringas (Cello), Ian Fountain (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Norway 

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