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Complete Suites for Cello Solo
Johann Sebastian Bach

Quirine Viersen

Complete Suites for Cello Solo

Price: € 20.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525524408
Catnr: GLO 5244
Release date: 11 July 2011
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525524408
Catalogue number
GLO 5244
Release date
11 July 2011
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Artist(s)
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About the album

Quirine Viersen was negen jaar oud toen ze van haar vader, tevens haar celloleraar, de Prelude van Bachs Eerste Cellosuite voor les opkreeg. Het duurde zo'n zes jaar voordat Quirine Viersen de top van de Parnassus bereikte met de monumentale Zesde Suite. Deze uitgave laat horen dat de inmiddels volwassen Quirine Viersen gevormd is door het ‘authentieke’ musiceren; let op de open, transparante klank en de zorgvuldige articulaties. Volgens eigen zeggen maakte ze voorafgaand aan de opnames een gedegen studie van de historische traktaten van Mattheson, Leopold Mozart en Quantz. Academische pretenties heeft ze echter niet. Ze benadert de muziek liever vanuit haar instinct dan vanuit haar intellect. In 2007-2008 voerde ze muziek zelfs uit met een danser, Damian Woetzel van het New York City Ballet. Het was Quirine Viersens uitdrukkelijke wens om de suites op te nemen in de ambiance van een kerk. Alleen in zo'n omgeving kan de diepte van deze muziek zich onttrekken aan het oppervlakkige en het consumptieve van de huidige concertpraktijk, aldus de celliste. (HJ)

Artist(s)

Quirine Viersen (cello)

Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen belongs internationally to the leading musical personalities of her generation. With her powerful, intense and virtuoso playing, she has convinced the public, as well as the press and colleague musicians of her special musicality. With her performance in concerto and recital and with her participation at festivals, she has shown a broad insight in classical music literature. Quirine was a winner of various prizes at national and international competitions, such as the Rostropovich Competition in 1990 in Paris, the International Cello Competition in Helsinki in 1991, and in1994 Quirine Viersen was the first Dutch musician to win a prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In that same year she also received the Dutch Music Award. The most...
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Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen belongs internationally to the leading musical personalities of her generation. With her powerful, intense and virtuoso playing, she has convinced the public, as well as the press and colleague musicians of her special musicality. With her performance in concerto and recital and with her participation at festivals, she has shown a broad insight in classical music literature.
Quirine was a winner of various prizes at national and international competitions, such as the Rostropovich Competition in 1990 in Paris, the International Cello Competition in Helsinki in 1991, and in1994 Quirine Viersen was the first Dutch musician to win a prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In that same year she also received the Dutch Music Award.
The most important prize awarded to her up to now was the Young Artist Award 2000 which was presented to her by the Credit Suisse Groupe. Attached to this prize Quirine performed a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta during the Luzerner Festival 2000.
Quirine received her first cello lessons from her father, Yke Viersen, cellist in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Later at the conservatory she received lessons from Jean Decroos and Dmitri Ferschtman. She closed her studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 1997 as a student of Heinrich Schiff.
Since then Quirine has performed with orchestras and conductors such as; Hessische Radio Orchestra/Hugh Wolff, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Georges Pehlivanian, Malmö Symphony Orchestra/ Lawrence Renes, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Herbert Blomstedt, Ingo Metzmacher and Bernard Haitink, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra/Jean Fournet , Ulster Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra/Heinrich Schiff, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Zubin Mehta.
Quirine is also in great demand as a chamber music performer. She is a regular guest at festivals such as the Delft Chamber Music Festival, Stavanger Festival, the Mondsee Tage and has performed at the famous Luzerner Festwochen, the Salzburger Festspiele and the Risör Festival in Norway.
Besides duo-partner pianist Silke Avenhaus, with whom Quirine forms a duo since 1996, Quirine plays regularly with musicains, such as; Antje Weithaas, Benjamin Schmid and Hanna Weinmeister. Quirine was also invited by Leonidas Kavakos to play some sextet programs with him.
With Silke Avenhaus she obtained an important place in the international concert life. They have recorded 5 CD’s with works from romantic to contemporary composers.
Magazine Fono Forum wrote about them: “ The first part of Brahms’ cello sonata in e minor has seldom been played so beautiful in detail as well as so organic in its entirety”. “Even Chopins’ Polonaise Brilliant seems to make technical poor demands on these two musicians”.
In 2011 Quirine had a tour through The Netherlands with Cello Suites of Bach. Which she also recorded on Globe. The Strad wrote about this recording: “Quirine Viersen’s interpretations of the Cello Suites are characterised by poise, imagination and a pleasing sense of fantasy.” Next to the recital recordings Quirine has also recorded a.o. R. Glière’s cello concerto, together with the Royal Flemish Orchestra and Marc Soustrot, and together with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam she recorded both Haydn’s celloconcertos.
In coming seasons she will perform with orchestras such as The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. In the domain of chamber music she will go on tour with Antje Weithaas and Silke Avenhaus. Quirine will perform all Bach Suites again.
Quirine Viersen plays a 1715 Joseph Guarnerius Filius Andreae , kindly provided by the Dutch National Instrument Fund.

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Composer(s)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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Disc #1
01.
Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007: I.Prélude
02:49
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
02.
Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007: II. Allemande
03:59
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
03.
Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007: III. Courante
02:33
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
04.
Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande
03:10
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
05.
Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007: V. Menuet I & II
03:16
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
06.
Suite I in G Major, BWV 1007: VI. Gigue
01:39
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
07.
Suite II in D Minor, BWV 1008: I. Prélude
03:40
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
08.
Suite II in D Minor, BWV 1008: II. Allemande
03:14
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
09.
Suite II in D Minor, BWV 1008: III. Courante
01:55
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
10.
Suite II in D Minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande
04:19
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
11.
Suite II in D Minor, BWV 1008: V. Menuet I & II
02:58
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
12.
Suite II in D Minor, BWV 1008: VI. Gigue
02:50
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
13.
Suite III in C Major, BWV 1009: I. Prélude
03:55
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
14.
Suite III in C Major, BWV 1009: II. Allemande
04:00
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
15.
Suite III in C Major, BWV 1009: III. Courante
03:07
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
16.
Suite III in C Major, BWV 1009: IV. Sarabande
03:39
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
17.
Suite III in C Major, BWV 1009: V. Bourée I & II
04:00
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
18.
Suite III in C Major, BWV 1009: VI. Gigue
03:19
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
19.
Suite IV in E Flat major, BWV 1010: I. Prélude
04:03
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
20.
Suite IV in E Flat major, BWV 1010: II. Allemande
04:13
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
21.
Suite IV in E Flat major, BWV 1010: III. Courante
03:52
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
22.
Suite IV in E Flat major, BWV 1010: IV. Sarabande
04:27
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
23.
Suite IV in E Flat major, BWV 1010: V. Bourrée I & II
05:13
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
24.
Suite IV in E Flat major, BWV 1010: VI. Gigue
02:38
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
25.
Suite V in C Minor, BWV 1011: I. Prélude
06:12
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
26.
Suite V in C Minor, BWV 1011: II. Allemande
04:57
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
27.
Suite V in C Minor, BWV 1011: III. Courante
02:13
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
28.
Suite V in C Minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande
03:50
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
29.
Suite V in C Minor, BWV 1011: V. Gavotte I & II
04:56
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
30.
Suite V in C Minor, BWV 1011: VI. Gigue
02:13
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
31.
Suite VI in D Major, BWV 1012: I. Prélude
04:51
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
32.
Suite VI in D Major, BWV 1012: II. Allemande
06:29
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
33.
Suite VI in D Major, BWV 1012: III. Courante
03:56
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
34.
Suite VI in D Major, BWV 1012: IV. Sarabande
04:40
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
35.
Suite VI in D Major, BWV 1012: V. Gavotte I & II
04:43
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
36.
Suite VI in D Major, BWV 1012: VI. Gigue
04:23
(Johann Sebastian Bach ) Quirine Viersen
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