Gabetta and Kopatchinskaja: Sol & Pat

Release Date: 10/8/2021
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: 757
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album celebrates a musical rapport that has lasted for twenty years and, above all, a true friendship: ‘We’re like two sisters, on stage and in life’, as Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta like to say. In parallel with their dazzling solo careers, they have frequently got together for concerts in trio or double concerto formation (like the one written for them by Francisco Coll, recently released on ALPHA580). But they have conceived their new recording for a rather rare combination, the violin- cello duo – with the aim of choosing pieces they found interesting either stylistically or for the way they use the instruments. The programme includes the Duo written by Zoltán Kodály in 1914, which was not premiered until 1924, two years after Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello, along with a few forays into the Baroque period (Leclair, Scarlatti, Bach) and, of course, works by twenty-first- century composers to whom the two soloists are very close: Jörg Widmann, Francisco Coll and Julien-François Zbinden are on the itinerary of this introspective journey into the generous world of two total artists.

Works on This Recording
1. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 10 in C major - Tambourin (arr. for violin and cello) by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
2. Duos (24) for Violin and Cello: XXIV. Toccatina all’inglese by Jörg Widmann
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
3. Duos (24) for Violin and Cello: XXI. Valse bavaroise by Jörg Widmann
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
4. Sonata for Keyboard in E minor, H66 (arr. for violin and cello) by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
5. Rizoma by Francisco Coll
Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin), Sol Gabetta (Cello)
6. Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1920-1922 ; France
7. Interlude by Marcin Markowicz
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
8. La fête au village, Op. 9 by Julien-François Zbinden
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
9. Dhipli Zyia, for violin & cello by Iannis Xenakis
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1952 ;
10. Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg by György Ligeti
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982 ; Berlin, Germany
11. Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 by Zoltán Kodály
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; Hungary
12. (Das) Wohltemperierte Klavier, '(The) Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV846-893: G, BWV860: Prelude (arr. for violin and cello) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Sol Gabetta (Cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Violin)
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