Jelena Očić / Federico Lovato

Kreutzer-Sonata and other works for violoncello & piano

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917252422
Catnr: CC 72524
Release date: 23 August 2011
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€ 12.95
Challenge Classics
Catalogue number
CC 72524
Release date
23 August 2011

About the album

On this CD, Jelena Ocic and Federico Lovato perform five of ten preludes that the great 19th century pianist Ignaz Moscheles adapted from Bach's „Well Tempered Clavier“ and Carl Czerny's version of the „Kreutzer“ Sonata for Piano and Violoncello by Beethoven

The Sonata for Violoncello and Piano op. 11 no. 3 of 1919 by Paul Hindemith has been described as one of the young Hindemith’s key works. His stylistic horizon has widened and he has clearly taken his distance to Late Romantic models such as Richard Strauss, whose „Alpine Symphony“ Hindemith called “A whopping piece of hocus-pocus!” And, even more drastic: „The man has really gone off the rails. Rather be hanged than ever write such music!” (to Emmy Ronne-feldt, 14 Nov. 1917). Within the context of modernism at this time, the stylistic experiments of the young Hindemith are infused far more by impressions of Johannes Brahms’ musical idiom and some of Max Reger’s contemporaries. Earlier models are also echoed: Mozart, and above all Bach

Spannende interpretaties van Moscheles’ bewerkingen
Op dit album laten Jelena Očić en Federico Lovato vijf van de tien preludes horen die de grote 19e eeuwse pianist Ignaz Moscheles heeft bewerkt. Het zijn onder andere Bachs Wohltemperiertem Klavier en Carl Czerny’s versie van de "Kreutzer Sonate" voor piano en cello van Beethoven. Paul Hindemiths dramatische Sonate op. 11 Nr. 3 maakt de ongewone reeks compleet.

Het duo Očić -Lovato overtuigt weer met dit hoogstaande album en een hoge muzikale, spannende toegang tot deze meesterwerken. Ocic treedt internationaal op als soliste met kamer en filharmonische orkesten. Pianist Lovato is kamermuzikant maar treedt ook op als solist. Zijn repertoire strekt zich uit van het vroege classicisme tot aan hedendaagse klassieke muziek. Jelena Očić’ warme en diepe cello geluid en spannende interpretaties kunnen weer beluisterd worden op deze opname met Federico Lovato.

Bezwingende Adaptionen für Cello und Klavier

Diese CD kombiniert gelungene Transkriptionen von Beethovens ‚Kreutzer-Sonate’ (Czerny) und Bachs ‚Wohltemperiertem Klavier’ (Moscheles) mit Hindemiths Cellosonate und veranschaulicht die Bezüge zu den jeweils großen Meistern. Das Duo Ocic-Lovato überzeugt erneut durch intelligente Programmierung und einen hoch musikalischen, packenden Zugriff auf diese Meisterwerke!


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, lauded 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 projects in performance for cellists, and in the composition and interpretation of new music for cello for composers.

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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