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Extasis

Daniel Rowland / Marcelo Nisinman

Extasis

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917288629
Catnr: CC 72886
Release date: 23 September 2021
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Challenge Classics
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0608917288629
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CC 72886
Release date
23 September 2021

"The work of the group led by Nisinman is refined by the fineness of its timbres, its impeccable assembly, your mastery of invoked style and atmosphere, and works by committed soloists from requirement as the director himself bandoneon and bassist Zoran Markovich in Kicho.  "

Scherzo, 03-1-2022
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About the album

Daniel Rowland: I remember so well the moment I first heard Marcelo play, in the beautiful and historic Holywell Music Room in Oxford, in the autumn of 2009. Marcelo’s version of a magical Piazzolla touched me deeply and I was utterly captivated and fascinated by it: by the depth, the honesty, the raw emotions, the almost unbearable tenderness, the sense of longing, of loss, the fiery passion… That day I decided to dive deeply into the world of tango, and to learn this language from Marcelo. We started playing together, and very soon became a quintet, with superb artists, brilliant musicians, virtuosos, friends, and like minded, inquisitive, musical spirits. Marcelo grew up in Buenos Aires and met Piazzolla as a child, when Astor’s legendary quintet would rehearse at his parents home. Piazzolla would tell Marcelo: ‘Marcelito, come and stand behind me as we rehearse and follow my printed score, and listen to what I actually play’ - often these two things where very different! This is surely the most direct, and incredible insight into the master’s interpretation of his music that one could possible dream of! We in the quintet very strongly feel this unique connection between Piazzolla and Marcelo, it is a great inspiration. I’m sure that Piazzolla like the young Marcelito so much because he saw not only a serious, of course very talented your artists with a huge tango-heart, but also someone who would push the boundaries of tango, keep innovating and daring to experiment, while respecting the tradition.

Extasis, de titel zegt het al, dit moet een album zijn met meeslepende muziek. En dat klopt. De titel van deze opname vertegenwoordigt alle werken die hier horen te zijn. Het is in zekere zin een hommage aan de grote Argentijnse componist Astor Piazzolla. Maar dat niet alleen. Daniel Rowland en Marcelo Nisinman wilden Piazzollas stukken op hun eigen manier interpreteren, maar de componist ook eren met nieuwe muziek.

Het album is het resultaat van een ontmoeting tusen een nieuwsgierige klassieke musicus en de, waarschijnlijk meest gekwalificeerde leerling en kenner van Astor Piazzolla. Het bevat enkele van de meest geliefde stukken van Piazzolla, gespeeld door een gepassioneerd kwintet met uitstekende artiesten. Een album om van te genieten.

De erkende violist Daniel Rowland herinnert zich nog goed het moment dat hij in 2009 componist en fameus bandoneonist Marcelo Nisinman voor het eerst hoorde spelen. Diens versie van een magische Piazzolla raakte Rowland diep, gefascineerd als hij was door de eerlijkheid, de rauwe emoties, de tederheid , het gevoel van verlangen, verlies en de vurige passie. Hij besloot in de wereld van de tango te duiken en de taal van Marcelo te leren. Dat was het begin van hun samenspelen en het ontstaan van een kwintet met briljante muzikanten en gelijkgestemde muzikale geesten.

Marcelo Nisinman groeide op in Buenos Aires en ontmoette Piazzolla als kind, toen Astors legendarische kwintet thuis bij zijn ouders repeteerde. Piazzolla zei tegen Marcelo: “Marcelito, kom achter me staan terwijl we repeteren. Volg mijn partituur en luister naar wat ik eigenlijk speel.” Vaak waren dat twee heel verschillende dingen. Piazzolla zag in de jonge Marcelito niet alleen een serieuze, getalenteerde artiest met een enorm tangohart, maar ook iemand die de grenzen van de tango zou verleggen, bleef innoveren en durfde te experimenteren, met respect voor de traditie.

De compositie Extasis werd in 1963 opgenomen door het Astor Piazzolla kwintet in Buenos Aires. Marcelo Nisinman weet niet of het stuk nadien ooit nog is gespeeld. Het album bevat stukken die verbonden zijn met de wereld van de concert tango. Van ‘Daniel’s Tango’, het concert voor viool en kwartet, tot stukken die nooit eerder zijn gepubliceerd of opgenomen, zoals ‘C'est fini’ gecomponeerd door Piazzolla, tijdens zijn studie in Parijs bij Nadia Boulanger. De opname start met ‘Hombre Tango’, als een kennismaking met Nisinman en het kwintet, een tango-onweer te midden van absolute stilte. Ook de klassiekers ‘Milonga del Angel’’en ‘Romance del Diablo’ ontbreken niet, evenals de, door Nisinman gearrangeerde, werken ‘Oblivión’ en het overbekende ‘Adios Nonino’. De unieke band tussen Piazzolla en Marcelo is sterk voelbaar en een grote inspiratiebron voor de musici van het ensemble. Dat is te horen in de opname.
Daniel Rowland: Ich erinnere mich noch sehr gut an den Moment, als ich Marcelo Nisinman im Herbst 2009 zum ersten Mal im wunderschönen und historischen Holywell Music Room in Oxford spielen hörte. Marcelos Version eines magischen Piazzollas berührte mich zutiefst und ich war völlig gefesselt und fasziniert davon: von der Tiefe, der Ehrlichkeit, den unverfälschten Emotionen, der fast unerträglichen Zärtlichkeit, dem Gefühl von Sehnsucht, von Verlust, der feurigen Leidenschaft... An diesem Tag beschloss ich, tief in die Welt des Tangos einzutauchen und diese Sprache von Marcelo zu lernen. Wir fingen an, zusammen zu spielen, und wurden sehr bald zu einem Quintett, mit großartigen Künstlern, brillanten Musikern, Virtuosen, Freunden und gleichgesinnten, neugierigen, musikalischen Geistern. Marcelo wuchs in Buenos Aires auf und lernte Piazzolla schon als Kind kennen, als Astors legendäres Quintett in seinem Elternhaus probte. Piazzolla sagte zu Marcelo: "Marcelito, komm und stell dich hinter mich, während wir proben, und folge meiner gedruckten Partitur, und höre zu, was ich tatsächlich spiele" - oft waren diese beiden Dinge sehr unterschiedlich! Das ist sicherlich der direkteste und unglaublichste Einblick in die Interpretation der Musik des Meisters, von dem man nur träumen kann! Wir im Quintett spüren sehr stark diese einzigartige Verbindung zwischen Piazzolla und Marcelo, sie ist eine große Inspiration. Ich bin mir sicher, dass Piazzolla den jungen Marcelito so sehr mochte, weil er in ihm nicht nur einen ernsthaften, natürlich sehr talentierten Künstler mit einem großen Tango-Herz sah, sondern auch jemanden, der die Grenzen des Tangos verschieben würde, der immer wieder Innovationen und Experimente wagt, während er gleichzeitig die Tradition respektiert.

Artist(s)

Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon)

Daniel Rowland (violin)

Dutch/English violinist Daniel Rowland’s playing has been acclaimed as ‘wonderful, ravishing in its finesse’ by The Guardian and as ‘both naked and highly virtuosic’ by NRC Handelsblad, while The Herald praised his ‘astonishing sound and uniquely single-minded intensity’.  Daniel has established himself on the international scene as a highly versatile, communicative, charismatic and adventurous performer, with a broad repertoire from Vivaldi to Van der Aa. In recent seasons Daniel has performed with concertos ranging from Beethoven to Brahms, Elgar, Berg, Korngold, Weinberg and Prokofiev, with conductors such as Heinz Holliger, Jaap van Zweden, François-Xavier Roth, Lawrence Foster, Antony Hermus and Rossen Milanov. He is a passionate advocate of contemporary concertos such as Vasks, Lindberg, Glass, Saariaho, Nisinman and Van der Aa....
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Dutch/English violinist Daniel Rowland’s playing has been acclaimed as ‘wonderful, ravishing in its finesse’ by The Guardian and as ‘both naked and highly virtuosic’ by NRC Handelsblad, while The Herald praised his ‘astonishing sound and uniquely single-minded intensity’.

Daniel has established himself on the international scene as a highly versatile, communicative, charismatic and adventurous performer, with a broad repertoire from Vivaldi to Van der Aa. In recent seasons Daniel has performed with concertos ranging from Beethoven to Brahms, Elgar, Berg, Korngold, Weinberg and Prokofiev, with conductors such as Heinz Holliger, Jaap van Zweden, François-Xavier Roth, Lawrence Foster, Antony Hermus and Rossen Milanov. He is a passionate advocate of contemporary concertos such as Vasks, Lindberg, Glass, Saariaho, Nisinman and Van der Aa. Recently he premiered Isidora Zebeljan‘s Violin Concerto ‘Three Curious Loves’ and this autumn sees the premiere of Roxanna Panufnik‘s ‘Songs of Love and Friendship’ with the Dutch Radio Choir at the Concertgebouw. September 2020 sees the release of ‘Distant Light’, with violin concertos by Peteris Vasks (Challenge Records).

A passionate chamber musician, Daniel has performed with artists as diverse as Ivry Gitlis, Heinz Holliger, Martha Argerich, Michael Collins, Lars Vogt, Giovanni Sollima, Marcelo Nisinman, Willard White and Elvis Costello. Daniel is one half of acclaimed duo partnerships with pianist Natacha Kudritskaya with whom he earlier recorded for Champs Hill Records a disc dedicated to the Enescu Sonatas (‘a perfect partnership’ – BBC Music Magazine), and with cellist Maja Bogdanovic, whose recent duo CD ‘Pas de deux’ (Challenge Records) was described as ‘a magical meeting between violin and cello’ by Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad. In 2005 Daniel founded the Stift International Music Festival in the bucolic region of Twente in the eastern Netherlands, where he grew up, with the 15th century Stiftkerk as the main venue. The festival has garnered acclaim as one of great intimacy, adventure and atmosphere. Daniel was for twelve years the leader of the Brodsky Quartet, performing all over the world, and making numerous recordings, including the celebrated Shostakowitch Cycle.

Daniel was born in London, and started his violin lessons in Enschede after his parents moved to Twente in the eastern Netherlands. He studied with Jan Repko, Davina van Wely, Herman Krebbers, Viktor Liberman, Igor Oistrakh and Ivry Gitlis. His violin is by Lorenzo Storioni (Cremona 1796), and his bow is a Maline, kindly loaned by the Dutch Instrument Foundation. He teaches at the Royal College of Music in London. He lives in Amsterdam with his partner, cellist Maja Bogdanovic´.


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Natacha Kudritskaya (piano)

Young Natacha first stepped into the classical music world as a student of the Lysenko Music School in Kiev, where she completed her training at the age of seventeen. After these formative years, she was part of three tours across the USA between 1996 and 2002 with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra; her very first experience as a concert musician.  She soon after entered the Tchaïkovski National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kiev where she followed the teachings of Irina Barinova and Igor Riabov and applied for the competitive CNSM in Paris at the age of nineteen. She studied simultaneously in both these institutions and graduated with the highest distinctions and honours of the jury.  Four personalities have left their imprint on Natacha’s...
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Young Natacha first stepped into the classical music world as a student of the Lysenko Music School in Kiev, where she completed her training at the age of seventeen. After these formative years, she was part of three tours across the USA between 1996 and 2002 with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra; her very first experience as a concert musician.

She soon after entered the Tchaïkovski National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kiev where she followed the teachings of Irina Barinova and Igor Riabov and applied for the competitive CNSM in Paris at the age of nineteen. She studied simultaneously in both these institutions and graduated with the highest distinctions and honours of the jury.

Four personalities have left their imprint on Natacha’s pianistic technique. First, Alain Planès, ‘my first professor, simply the representation of elegance, possessed a sheer sophisticated style’. Then came Jacques Rouvier, ‘very attached to the text, a rigorous and meticulous personality’. Her encounter with Ferenc Rados in Budapest, later on, was crucial: ‘he taught me how to read in between the notes’ and, finally, Henri Barda ‘felt like a hurricane devastating my whole work and training, for there to reign only the power of music’.

Rameau’s work marked a turning point in her approach of pianistic technique and she dedicated two albums to this composer: first in 2009, in association with Luciano Berio, and then in 2012, with the label 1001 Notes.

The year 2009 was marked by competitions, before a time spent refining her technique, her first recitals and an encounter with chamber music to which she has regularly returned. It was also the year she was invited to perform in the most prominent festivals and concert halls across France and Europe.

Since 2015 Natacha Kudritskaya has been part of the Universal Music catalogue.


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Maja Bogdanovic (cello)

“Cellist Maja Bogdanović is the real thing; a true, soulful artist with a brazenly expressive sound who has a lot to show off, but who is never pretentious.” - New York Concert Review Following her stunning recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Strad hailed Maja Bogdanović for “an outstanding performance of exceptional tonal beauty and great maturity of interpretation.” Since then, she has taken her place among today’s foremost cellists. Concert engagements have included the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Tokyo Philharmonic, Minas Gerais Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Serbian Symphony orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony, Brasov Philharmonic, Timisoara Philharmonic, Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, Morelia Philharmonic Orchestra, Salta Sinfonica, Cape Town Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic and KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in...
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“Cellist Maja Bogdanović is the real thing; a true, soulful artist with a brazenly expressive sound who has a lot to show off, but who is never pretentious.” - New York Concert Review Following her stunning recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Strad hailed Maja Bogdanović for “an outstanding performance of exceptional tonal beauty and great maturity of interpretation.” Since then, she has taken her place among today’s foremost cellists.
Concert engagements have included the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Tokyo Philharmonic, Minas Gerais Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Serbian Symphony orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony, Brasov Philharmonic, Timisoara Philharmonic, Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, Morelia Philharmonic Orchestra, Salta Sinfonica, Cape Town Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic and KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban. In the USA, Ms. Bogdanović made her debut at the 2017 Grand Teton Music Festival under the baton of Cristian Macelaru. She has also performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Lubbock Symphony and Bakersfield Symphony.
An avid chamber musician, Maja Bogdanović is a frequent guest at leading chamber music festivals and the world’s leading venues, such as Kuhmo Festival in Finland, Amsterdamse Cello Biënnale, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, Folle Journée/Nantes, Storioni Festival, the Stift International Chamber Music Festival in The Netherlands, and the Seoul International Chamber Music Festival, performing with artists such as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Julian Rachlin, Nino Gvetadze, Daniel Rowland, Nemanja Radulović, Frederieke Saeijs, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Marianna Shirinyan and Anna Fedorova. Maja has produced several internationally-released CDs for the Lyrinx and Nimbus labels and her recital disc ‘Eastern wind’ (Orchid Classics) with pianist Maria Belooussova, dedicated to Glière and Rachmaninoff, received rave reviews. Maja’s latest CD release (Challenge Records) with violinist Daniel Rowland, ‘Pas de deux’, includes world premiere recordings of works by Penderecki, Vasks, Sollima and Nisinman, and was described as ‘a magical meeting of cello and violin’ by leading Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad.
Within her wide repertoire, Maja Bogdanović devotes a special place to contemporary music. She has premiered works of Nicolas Bacri, Sofia Gubaidulina, Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Sawyers, Eric Tanguy, Benjamin Yusupov, Natasha Bogojević, Isidora Žebeljan and others.
Her collaboration with Krzysztof Penderecki began with the Belgrade Philharmonic in 2008, and with the Slovenian Philharmonic in Ljubljana, where she performed his Cello Concerto No. 2 under the baton of the composer. This led to several further collaborations, such as with the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, the Orchestra National des Pays de la Loire and the Krakow Philharmonic.

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Tim Brackman (violin)

Composer(s)

Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon)

Ástor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) is one of most important tango composers of all time. Surprisingly, he spent a large part of his youth in New York. In 1937, Piazzolla returned to his mother country Argentina. There, he started to focus on a career as a classical pianist while in the evening he would play accordion in tango cabaret. From 1955, he worked on his own compositions and wove these two influences together to a new, refreshing sound: the 'tango neuvo'.  At the wedding of crown prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta, Carl Kraayenhof made a spectacular impression with his performance of Adios Noniño. Piazzolla died in 1992. 
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Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) is one of most important tango composers of all time. Surprisingly, he spent a large part of his youth in New York. In 1937, Piazzolla returned to his mother country Argentina. There, he started to focus on a career as a classical pianist while in the evening he would play accordion in tango cabaret. From 1955, he worked on his own compositions and wove these two influences together to a new, refreshing sound: the 'tango neuvo'.

At the wedding of crown prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta, Carl Kraayenhof made a spectacular impression with his performance of Adios Noniño. Piazzolla died in 1992.


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Press

The work of the group led by Nisinman is refined by the fineness of its timbres, its impeccable assembly, your mastery of invoked style and atmosphere, and works by committed soloists from requirement as the director himself bandoneon and bassist Zoran Markovich in Kicho.  
Scherzo, 03-1-2022

An album that shows the excellent quality of Piazzolla's music and the great skill of the performers.
Sonograma, 29-10-2021

The performances are glowing, compelling and raw. A musical world in which you can disappear as a listener.
NRC, 14-10-2021

This time the artistic whole is even significantly more than the sum of its parts.
Mania, 08-10-2021

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01.
Hombre tango
04:12
(Marcelo Nisinman) Zoran Marković, Maja Bogdanovic, Natacha Kudritskaya, Daniel Rowland, Marcelo Nisinman
02.
Milonga del angel
06:12
(Astor Piazzolla) Zoran Marković, Maja Bogdanovic, Natacha Kudritskaya, Daniel Rowland, Marcelo Nisinman
03.
Pourquoi tu te lèves
07:49
(Marcelo Nisinman) Zoran Marković, Maja Bogdanovic, Daniel Rowland, Marcelo Nisinman, Natacha Kudritskaya
04.
Le grand tango
11:50
(Astor Piazzolla) Natacha Kudritskaya, Daniel Rowland, Marcelo Nisinman, Maja Bogdanovic, Floor LeCoultre, Tim Brackman, Zoran Marković, Nicky Schwarz
05.
Extasis
05:00
(Astor Piazzolla) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Zoran Marković
06.
Daniel's tango (dedicated to Daniel)
10:44
(Marcelo Nisinman) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Zoran Marković
07.
Romance del diablo
06:37
(Astor Piazzolla) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Zoran Marković
08.
C'est fini
02:54
(Astor Piazzolla) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Zoran Marković
09.
Oblivion
05:37
(Astor Piazzolla) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Zoran Marković
10.
Kicho
07:41
(Astor Piazzolla) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Zoran Marković
11.
Adios Nonino
07:14
(Astor Piazzolla) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Floor LeCoultre, Tim Brackman, Zoran Marković
12.
Violintango
03:15
(Astor Piazzolla) Marcelo Nisinman, Daniel Rowland, Natacha Kudritskaya, Maja Bogdanovic, Zoran Marković
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