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 inRead 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. Read less
"Dynamic Duo"December 29, 2012By 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