Laura van der Heijden | Petr Limonov
Russian works for cello and piano
- Type CD
- Label Champs Hill
- UPC 5060212591425
- Catalog number CHRCD 136
- Release date 12 January 2018
About the album
The winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2012, Laura van der Heijden makes her debut recording with music of the Soviet era, inspired by her teachers, and by a deep appreciation of "the immense value of great art, music, and literature in Russian-speaking countries....[I] discovered the link which exists between the 'Russian soul' and the spiritual virtue of art”.
Laura also writes: "The pieces on this album are in many ways a response to the decree issued by the communist party on the 10th of February 1948, which further restricted composers’ freedom of expression”.
Laura has already made a name for herself as a very special emerging talent, captivating audiences and critics alike with her insightful and faithful interpretations. She has appeared with leading UK orchestras, such as the Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, European Union Chamber and English Chamber Orchestras. Her recital partner on this recording is Russian-British pianist Petr Limonov.
The works on this disc by Prokofiev, Myaskovsky and Shaporin were also the fruit of the composers' collaboration with Mstislav Rostropovich, whose talent and energy catalysed them into writing for cello.
11Cello Sonata In C, Op. 119 I Andante grave
12Cello Sonata In C, Op. 119 II Moderato
13Cello Sonata In C, Op. 119 III Allegro, ma non troppo
14Five Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 25 I Prelude
15Five Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 25 II Valse
16Five Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 25 III Intermezzo
17Five Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 25 IV Aria
18Five Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 25 V Scherzo
19Cello Sonata No. 2 In A Minor, OP. 81 I Allegro moderato
110Cello Sonata No. 2 In A Minor, OP. 81 II Andante cantabile
111Cello Sonata No. 2 In A Minor, OP. 81 III Allegro con spirito
112Prelude In B Minor, Op. 11 No.1 Moderato
The winners of Edison Classical 2018 are announced! These prestigious prizes go to albums of a special quality. This Sunday, November 11, some of the Edisons will be handed out during the live broadcast of Podium Witteman on NPO2. We proudly present the winners of our distribution labels: The Debut Laura van der Heijden (Prokofiev/Shaporin e.a. – Russian works for cello and piano) – New Arts International, Champs Hill Records Jury: "It is ...