Jelena Očić / Federico Lovato

Ginastera, Kabalewsky and Šenderovas - Works for violoncello and piano

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917235821
Catnr: CC 72358
Release date: 29 January 2010
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Challenge Classics
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0608917235821
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CC 72358
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29 January 2010

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Spectacular in temperament and profound in her interpretations of the great cello literature from Beethoven to Ginastera and living composers, Jelena Ocic-Flaksman leaves an unforgettable impression on her audiences. Her flaming red hair and dramatic gesture enhance the communicative power of her unique cello tone. Not only Palm and Greenhouse but also Leslie Parnas and Heinrich Schiff, have given inspiration on her way to becoming a unique and powerful musical personality.
Drie onbekende werken uitgevoerd door een goed op elkaar ingespeeld duo
Dit is het debuutalbum van celliste Jelena Očić en pianist Frederico Lovato bij Challenge Records.

Dit album verenigt werken voor piano en cello die op het eerste gezicht heel verschillend zijn. Ze zijn gecomponeerd door drie componisten met een verschillende nationaliteit, biografie en politieke achtergrond: De Litouwer Anatolijus Šenderovas, de Rus Dmitri Kabalevsky en de Argentijn Alberto Ginastera. Toch hebben de werken iets met elkaar gemeen: ze spelen met klankkleur, vormen en tempi, en scheppen elk moment nieuwe, expressieve en verrassende beelden. Ze worden bovendien nauwelijks uitgevoerd of opgenomen.

Jelena Očić is een jonge Kroatische celliste die op weg is naar internationale erkenning. Ze geeft diepgaande interpretaties van beroemde cellowerken, met een spectaculair temperament. Met haar warme en diepe celloklank weet ze het publiek direct te raken, en laat ze een onvergetelijke indruk achter. Ze werkt al vele jaren samen met pianist Frederico Lovato. Haar energieke, poëtische en virtuoze spel vormt een caleidoscoop van kleuren en emoties, die in deze opnames perfect wordt verenigd met de zangerige pianotoon en de beheerste kracht van het spel van Lovato.
Diese CD vereint auf den ersten Blick sehr unterschiedliche Werke für Violoncello und Klavier von drei Komponisten verschiedener Nationalität, politischem Hintergrund und Biographie. Dennoch ist allen Stücken etwas gemein: Sie spielen mit Farben und musikalischen Formen und Tempi und schaffen in jedem Moment neue, ausdrucksstarke überraschende ?Bilder?. Außerdem sind sie sehr selten auf CD oder im Konzertsaal zu hören. Die kroatische Cellistin Jelena Ocic und der italienische Pianist Federico Lovato sind seit vielen Jahren ein extrem gut eingespieltes Duo, was in dieser Aufnahme ausdrücklich unter Beweis gestellt wird.

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Jelena Ocic
The striking cellistic art of Jelena Ocic has met with standing ovations on three continents. Energetic, poetic, virtuoso, her playing is a rich kaleidoscope of colours and emotions. Bernard Greenhouse, founding cellist
of the great “Beaux Arts” Trio, lauds her as “one of the most remarkable cello talents today”. The late Siegfried Palm, a major figure in 20th century music, called her “one of the most promising interpreters of New Music”.

Her chamber music partners have been Bernard Greenhouse, Konstanty Bogino, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Federico Lovato, Friedemann Eichhorn, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Yuri Gandelsman, José Gallardo, etc…. She concertizes internationally as a soloist with chamber and philharmonic orchestras and as recitalist in Eastern and Western Europe, in the United States and Asia. Numerous composers (Cornell, Dott, Sorg, Prohaska, etc.) have dedicated works to her. At the Musikhochschule in Mannheim, where she is a member of the faculty since 2004, she is spearheading a project for cellists and composers in the composition and interpretation of new music for cello.

Federico Lovato received his diploma as a pianist from the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” of Venice, having studied there with his father, Giorgio Lovato, and Enzo Mabilia. His postgraduate soloist training brought him to the renowned academy “Incontri col Maestro” at Imola (Italy) to study under the auspices of Piero Rattalino, after which he immediately initiated his career as concert pianist, appearing with most major Italian orchestras and winning numerous awards in national and international competitions. He has held recitals in all Italy and much of Europe, performing in such venues as the “Gasteig” in Munich, the “Teatr Mały” in Warsaw, Milan’s “Teatro alle Erbe”, Bologna’s “Sala Mozart”… His career as a chamber musician parallels that as a soloist and has been enriched by the guidance of musicians as Bernard Greenhouse, Michael Flaksman and the Trio di Parma. Frequent participation in festivals of note, at which he collaborates with musicians of prestigious renommée in the most varied ensembles, has led him to develop a notably large repertoire that extends from early classicism to the most recent forms of expression. For instance, with his “Archipelago Quartet” (two pianos and two percussionists) he premiered six new works commissioned by the Italian Third Program (“RAI Tre”) in a broadcast concert. Federico Lovato, in addition to being a significant emerging pianist on the European musical scene, also has a diploma as a cellist and is active in the area of pedagogy and as artistic director of the orchestra “I Solisti in Villa”, located in northern Italy. In duo with Jelena Ocic , Federico Lovato has given recitals in Europe and the United States, as well as two evenings
broadcast live on Croatian Radio.

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