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Dialogo
Joris van den Berg & Martijn Willers

Dialogo

CD | Cobra | 8713897903409 | COBRA 0039 | 09-13

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About the album

Cellist Joris van den Berg and pianist Martijn Willers present
their first CD, titled “Dialogo”, named after the first movement
of the cello sonata by Benjamin Britten.
This CD represents the dialogue in all its forms: An intense conversation
between two outstanding musicians, constantly challenging
and inspiring one another, reaching new heights in that
process; a dialogue between musicians and audience, the wonderful
experience of sharing incredible music together; and finally,
the dialogue between musician and composer, a fascinating process
which the two sonatas on this CD demonstrate perfectly.
Benjamin Britten’s cello sonata is bursting with fantastic techniques
and effects in which cello and piano are constantly in
active conversation. This sonata was written for the great cellist
Mstislav Rostropovich. Sergei Prokofiev also wrote his sonata for
this great cellist, but with quite a different result. In this sonata we
find the real romantic Prokofiev: beautiful colours and enchanting
fairy tale-like melodies. The third piece, Grave, by the Polish
composer Lutoslawski was written ‘in memoriam’ for Stephan
Jarocinski, musicologist and a close friend of Lutoslawski’s.
Joris van den Berg and Martijn Willers were prize winners at
the Amsterdam Cello Biënnale, the Johannes Brahms Chamber
Music Competition in Austria and the Pierre Fournier Award in
London.
As laureates of Dutch Classical Talent Tour & Award they will perform
in 11 of the most important concert halls of The Netherlands
from October 2013. In summer 2014 Van den Berg and Willers
will make a big concert tour in China. The duo is widely acclaimed
for its sincere and intense performances of the cello and
piano repertoire

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Dialog im besten Sinne - zwei junge Künstler mit eindrucksvollen Interpretationen ausdrucksstarker Werke.

Nach sechs Jahren intensiver musikalischer Arbeit präsentieren die beiden niederländischen Künstler Joris van den Berg und Martijn Willers ihre erste gemeinsame CD. Mit den Sonaten von Prokoffiev und Britten, sowie dem „Grave“ von Lutoslawski wählten die beiden Musiker ein Programm aus, das ihre persönlichen Wertvorstellungen innerhalb der Musik und des Musizierens eindeutig ausdrückt. Der Titel „Dialog“ stammt vom ersten Satz der Sonate Benjamin Brittens, bezieht sich aber ebenso auf die Intention van den Bergs und Willers‘. „Im musikalischen Dialog sein, bedeutet sich gegenseitig zuhören, aufeinander zu reagieren, sich zu inspirieren und neue Höhepunkte zu erreichen“, lassen die jungen Künstler verlauten.
 

The recording is optimally balanced
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Tracklisting
08-11-2013 COBRA 0039 - Dialogo - Joris van den Berg & Martijn Willers, Leeuwarder Courant
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