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The Complete Duos / Coda

Pieter Wispelwey / Paolo Giacometti

The Complete Duos / Coda

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Format: CD
Label: Evil Penguin
UPC: 0608917721720
Catnr: EPRC 0030
Release date: 03 May 2019
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Evil Penguin
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0608917721720
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EPRC 0030
Release date
03 May 2019

"Music for violin, played on cello. Discover three Sonatas, a Sonatine and a Scherzo by Brahms and Schubert, on the new double CD from cellist Wispelwey and pianist Giacometti on the Evil Penguin Classic label. Very special!"

Stretto, 09-5-2019
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About the album

On this generous last instalment of their Schubert-Brahms pilgrimage, Pieter Wispelwey and Paolo Giacometti serve us three iconic sonatas, including a world premiere. In its original hue of G Major, Brahms’ first violin sonata op. 78 is more scintillating and transparent than the D-major cello adaptation, and much more enchanting in its opening Vivace. Brahms’ third violin sonata op. 108 fuses surprising ebullience with superior mastery of form, in an epic piece which is an undiluted kick in the groin when played on a cello. And thankfully, Pieter and Paolo revisit Schubert’s Arpeggione, that gem of intimacy, fragility, frivolity and humbling, unattainable beauty. A fitting final, in all respects.
Op dit vijfde, omvangrijke laatste deel van hun Schubert-Brahms pelgrimstocht presenteren cellist Pieter Wispelwey en pianist Paolo Giacometti drie iconische sonates, waaronder een wereldpremière. Het is indrukwekkend mooie muziek die het fantastisch op elkaar ingespeelde duo op deze twee cd's laat horen.

Passende finale

In zijn originele toonsoort G-groot is Brahms’ eerste vioolsonate op. 78 schitterender en transparanter dan in de bewerking voor cello in D-groot, en veel betoverender in zijn opening Vivace. Brahms’ derde vioolsonate op. 108 verenigt verrassende uitbundigheid met superieure vormbeheersing in een episch stuk, een onvervalste impuls wanneer het op cello wordt uitgevoerd. En gelukkig voeren Pieter en Paolo opnieuw Schuberts Arpeggione uit, dat juweel van intimiteit, kwetsbaarheid, frivoliteit en nederigheid, onbereikbare schoonheid. In alle opzichten een passende finale.

Iconische stukken

Pieter Wispelwey desgevraagd: "Eindelijk, na drie opnames in D-groot, de grote Opus 78 in de originele toonsoort G! Eigenlijk is Opus 78 Brahms’ eerste vioolsonate, maar cellisten koesteren de cellotranscriptie van Paul Klengel, uitgebracht in het laatste jaar van Brahms’ leven, en dus minstens gefiatteerd door de grote man. Het eerste deel is van alle openingsdelen altijd mijn favoriet geweest: overrompelend lyrisch. Ik dacht zelfs: dit album moest maar ReGenlied heten, naar het Lied dat Brahms citeert in het derde deel van Opus 78. Maar de andere twee grote stukken, de derde vioolsonate, Opus 108, en de Arpeggione Sonate zouden dan onder een niet passende paraplu vallen. Dus wat je zegt: drie iconische stukken."

Volbracht?

Op de vraag of de taak met The Complete Duos / Coda nu volbracht is en wat er volgt antwoordt Pieter: "Tot in lengte der dagen deze geweldige stukken spelen. En mijn studenten eraan laten proeven. Elk stuk muziek uitvoeren betekent de kern zoeken, karakters blootleggen, een stem vinden, kleuren ontwikkelen. Zingen en vertellen. In de zestien werken op de cd’s van dit project kun je je geheel verliezen. Als aspirant cellist, als speler, en hopelijk als luisteraar!"

Uitzonderlijke artiesten

Wispelwey en Giacometti worden door American Record Guide “uitzonderlijk fantasievolle en gepassioneerde artiesten” genoemd en Sunday Times roemt hun partnerschap dat opnames en concerten opleverde die het blad als “fascinerend, provocerend, haast pervers” beschrijft. Een eerder Brahmsproject kreeg van BBC Music Magazine het label “sensationeel” mee omwille van de “wonderlijke verbeeldingskracht en het brede toongamma”.
Pieter Wispelwey und Paolo Giacometti präsentieren uns bei dieser großzügigen letzten Folge ihrer Schubert-Brahms Reise drei einzigartige Sonaten, darunter eine Welturaufführung. Brahms' erste Violinsonate op. 78 ist in ihrem ursprünglichen Ton von G-Dur schillernder und transparenter als die D-Dur-Celloadaption und in ihrer Eröffnung Vivace viel faszinierender. Brahms' dritte Violinsonate op. 108 vereint überraschende Schwungfülle mit überlegener Formbeherrschung in einem epischen Stück, unverfälschter Impuls, mit dem Cello gespielt. Und zum Glück versuchen Pieter und Paolo erneut, Schuberts Arpeggione zu erkunden, dieses Juwel der Intimität, Zerbrechlichkeit, Frivolität und Demütigung, der unerreichbaren Schönheit. Ein angemessener Abschluss, in jeder Hinsicht.

Artist(s)

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)

Pieter Wispelwey is equally at ease on the modern or period cello. His acute stylistic awareness, combined with a truly original interpretation and a phenomenal technical mastery, has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertoire ranging from JS Bach to Schnittke, Elliott Carter and works composed for him. Pieter Wispelwey enjoys chamber music collaborations and regular duo partners include pianists Cédric Tiberghien and Alasdair Beatson and he appears as a guest artist with a number of string quartets including the Australian String Quartet. Wispelwey’s career spans five continents and he has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, London Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Danish National Radio...
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Pieter Wispelwey is equally at ease on the modern or period cello. His acute stylistic awareness, combined with a truly original interpretation and a phenomenal technical mastery, has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertoire ranging from JS Bach to Schnittke, Elliott Carter and works composed for him.
Pieter Wispelwey enjoys chamber music collaborations and regular duo partners include pianists Cédric Tiberghien and Alasdair Beatson and he appears as a guest artist with a number of string quartets including the Australian String Quartet.
Wispelwey’s career spans five continents and he has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, London Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Danish National Radio Symphony and Camerata Salzburg. Conductor collaborations include Ivan Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Herbert Blomstedt, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jeffrey Tate, Kent Nagano, Sir Neville Marriner, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman and Sir Roger Norrington.
With regular recital appearances in London (Wigmore Hall), Paris (Châtelet, Louvre), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw), Brussels (Bozar), Berlin (Konzerthaus), Milan (Societta del Quartetto), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon), Sydney (The Utzon Room), Los Angeles (Walt Disney Hall) and New York (Lincoln Center), Wispelwey has established a reputation as one of the most charismatic recitalists on the circuit.
In 2012 Wispelwey celebrated his 50th birthday by embarking on a project showcasing the Bach Cello Suites. He recorded the complete Suites for the third time. A major strand of his recital performances is his performances of the complete suites during the course of one evening, an accomplishment that has attracted major critical acclaim throughout Europe and the US. Pieter Wispelwey plays on a 1760 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello and a 1710 Rombouts baroque cello.

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Paolo Giacometti (piano)

Pianist Paolo Giacometti performs all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician, both on period and on modern instruments. He was born in Milan, Italy in 1970, but has been living in the Netherlands from his early childhood. Jan Wijn and Gyorgy Sebök were important sources of inspiration and had a significant influence on his musical education. Paolo Giacometti has won many prizes at both national and international competitions. He has played with renowned orchestras under distinguished conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Kenneth Montgomery, Laurent Petitgirard, Michael Tilkin and Jaap van Zweden. Apart from his activities as a soloist, Paolo Giacometti’s love for chamber music has resulted in a successful co-operation with leading musicians such as Pieter Wispelwey, Gordon Nikolich,...
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Pianist Paolo Giacometti performs all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician, both on period and on modern instruments.

He was born in Milan, Italy in 1970, but has been living in the Netherlands from his early childhood. Jan Wijn and Gyorgy Sebök were important sources of inspiration and had a significant influence on his musical education.

Paolo Giacometti has won many prizes at both national and international competitions. He has played with renowned orchestras under distinguished conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Kenneth Montgomery, Laurent Petitgirard, Michael Tilkin and Jaap van Zweden. Apart from his activities as a soloist, Paolo Giacometti’s love for chamber music has resulted in a successful co-operation with leading musicians such as Pieter Wispelwey, Gordon Nikolich, Alois Brandhofer, Janine Jansen, Bart Schneemann and Viktoria Mullova. Paolo Giacometti is a much sought-after musician at chamber music festivals in Europe, Canada and the United States. He has performed in concert halls all over the world including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Wigmore Hall (London), Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) and Seoul Arts Centre (South Korea).

Giacometti's impressive discography has been widely acclaimed by the international press. His recordings include Rossini’s complete piano works, a remarkable project that started in 1998 and was completed in 2007. In Rossini’s homeland critics say: "... Rossini has finally found his pianist ...". His recording of the Dvorák and Schumann piano concertos have been acclaimed by Gramophone as "... one of the best concerto disks I have heard in a long while ...".


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Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the...
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Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
It was in the genre of the Lied that Schubert made his most indelible mark. Prior to Schubert's influence, Lieder tended toward a strophic, syllabic treatment of text, evoking the folksong qualities engendered by the stirrings of Romantic nationalism. Schubert expanded the potentialities of the genre like no other composer before.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the 'Three Bs' of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.   Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become...
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Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.
Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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Music for violin, played on cello. Discover three Sonatas, a Sonatine and a Scherzo by Brahms and Schubert, on the new double CD from cellist Wispelwey and pianist Giacometti on the Evil Penguin Classic label. Very special!
Stretto, 09-5-2019

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Disc #1
01.
Sonata in G Major, Op. 78: I. Vivace ma non troppo
11:03
(Johannes Brahms) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
02.
Sonata in G Major, Op. 78: II. Adagio
07:15
(Johannes Brahms) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
03.
Sonata in G Major, Op. 78: III. Allegro molto
08:52
(Johannes Brahms) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
04.
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108: I. Allegro
07:58
(Johannes Brahms) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
05.
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108: II. Adagio
04:13
(Johannes Brahms) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
06.
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
02:49
(Johannes Brahms) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
07.
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato
05:45

Disc #2
01.
Sonata Arpeggione in A Minor, D. 821: I. Allegro moderato
12:06
(Franz Schubert) Paolo Giacometti, Pieter Wispelwey
02.
Sonata Arpeggione in A Minor, D. 821: II. Adagio
04:23
(Franz Schubert) Paolo Giacometti, Pieter Wispelwey
03.
Sonata Arpeggione in A Minor, D. 821: III. Allegretto
09:20
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
04.
Sonatina in D Major, Op. 137 /1, D. 384: I. Allegro molto
04:00
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
05.
Sonatina in D Major, Op. 137 /1, D. 384: II. Andante
04:08
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
06.
Sonatina in D Major, Op. 137 /1, D. 384: III. Allegro vivace
03:59
(Franz Schubert) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
07.
Scherzo in C Minor from FAE Sonata: I. Allegro - Trio: Più Moderato
05:17
(Johannes Brahms) Pieter Wispelwey, Paolo Giacometti
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