Daniel Rowland / Marcelo Nisinman

Extasis

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

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Dutch/English violinist Daniel Rowland’s playing has been acclaimed as “wonderful, ravishing in its finesse” by The Guardian, “totally and truly charismatic” by Beeld, while The Herald praised his “astonishing sound and uniquely single-minded intensity”.

Daniel has established himself on the international scene as a highly versatile, charismatic and adventurous performer. Concerto performances in recent seasons have included Philip Glass with Orchestre de Picardie, Bernstein with the Princeton and Columbus Symphony Orchestras, Schnittke in Finland, Vivaldi/Piazzolla Seasons with the Ulster Orchestra and the world premiere of the Rogowsky Violin Concerto with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. Daniel will soon appear with the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra in Mexico to give the very first performance of the Michel van der Aa Violin Concerto in that region. He also looks forward to returning to the USA to work with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra again in 2020.

He has performed in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, most notably the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg and the Gulbenkian in Lisbon. He has collaborated with noted conductors such as Andrei Boreiko, Djanzug Khakidze, Viktor Liberman, Lawrence Foster, Heinz Holliger, Francois Xavier Roth, Rossen Milanov, Anthony Hermes and Jaap van Zweden.

A passionate chamber musician, Daniel has performed with artists as diverse as Ivry Gitlis, Polina Leschenko, Heinz Holliger, Dawn Upshaw, Gilles Apap, Alexander Lonquich, Marcelo Nisinman, Michael Collins, Nicolas Daniel, Lars Vogt, Willard White and Elvis Costello. He is a frequent guest at foremost international chamber music festivals such as Kuhmo, Stellenbosch, Risor, Sonoro, Beethoven Festival Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Chiemgau and Osnabrück. The Stift International Music Festival, of which he is the founder and artistic director, saw its fifteenth edition in August 2019.

Daniel forms an acclaimed recital duo with pianist Natacha Kudritskaya. Their recording ‘Les années folles’ (Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc, Gershwin & Antheil) for Gutman Records was released in June ’15 and was followed by their disc of Enescu violin/piano works for Champs Hill Records in November ’16, with a new Franck/Chausson release coming shortly. Daniel and the superb Serbian/French cellist Maja Bogdanovic also perform together regularly as a duo, with engagements in the USA and at many of Europe’s leading festivals. Daniel is also a founding member of the contemporary tango quintet ‘ChamberJam’.

Until May 2019, Daniel was first violinist of the renowned Brodsky Quartet. During his twelve years with them they toured extensively worldwide and made many recordings, mostly for Chandos. In March 2016 the Brodsky Quartet recorded the complete Shostakovich quartets, live at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, to rave reviews.

Daniel is professor of violin at the Royal College of Music in London and an International Visiting Artist at RIAM in Dublin. He plays the “Ex-Rode” Guarneri del Gesù violin (Cremona ca. 1736), kindly on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

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 and Igor Oistrakh. Meeting Ivry Gitlis in 1995 was of great significance, leading to lessons in Paris and, later, to musical collaborations. Daniel’s competition successes include first prize at the 1995 Oskar Back competition at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Brahms Prize in Baden-Baden.

Hailed by The Strad after her Carnegie Hall recital for “an outstanding performance of exceptional tonal beauty, great maturity of interpretation, and technical excellence”, Maja Bogdanovic continues to reward audiences worldwide as one of the leading cellists of today.

Ms. Bogdanovic’s concerto engagements include Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Berlin Symphony at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Tokyo Philharmonic, Bremerhaven Staatsorchester, Bergische Philharmonie, Slovenian, Belgrade and Macedonian Philharmonic, Orchestra del Teatro Civico Schio, Lubbock Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Munchenner kammerorchester, Sydenham Festival Orchestra, Serbian Radio Symphony, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Korean Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra, Salta Symphony Orchestra, Morelia Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Bartholomew Orchestra London, Vojvodina Symphony, Orchestre des Laureats du Conservatoire de Paris, Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe as well as chamber orchestras Dusan Skovran, St. George Strings and the Sejong Soloists.

The quality of her recital and chamber music interpretations continues to be applauded at many of the world’s leading venues and festivals which include the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau and Amphitheatre Sorbonne Paris, Palais des Congres Nantes, Prinzregententheater Munich, the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, Kuhmo Festival, Beauvais Cello Festival, Festival du Perigord Noir, Giverny Festival, European Festival of Young Talents in Paris, Plaisir de Musiques Annecy, Arcachon Festival, Classiques d’avenir Biarritz, Folles journees in Nantes, Roque d’Antheron, Zeist Festival in Holland and Amsterdamse Cello Biennale.

Among her exceptionally wide repertoire, Ms. Bogdanovic dedicates a special place as a champion of contemporary music. She has premiered works of Krzysztof Penderecki, Sofia Gubaidulina, Philip Sawyers, Nicolas Bacri, Eric Tanguy, Benjamin Yusupov, Ivan Jevtic and others. Most notably, her collaboration with Krzysztof Penderecki began in France, with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, and continued with the Belgrade Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic and the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich. Among a select group of world’s leading artists that have included Lorin Maazel, Anne-Sophie Mutter and others, Maja was invited to give a special performance in Warsaw for the occasion of the composer’s 80th birthday, collaborating with Yuri Bashmet, Julian Rachlin and Barry Douglas.

Continuing her work as a prolific recording artist, Ms. Bogdanovic produced several internationally released CD recordings for the French label Lyrinx, as well as the Nimbus label recording of the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra dedicated to her by the English composer Philip Sawyers. Laureate of leading international competitions, Maja Bogdanovic won the First Prize at the Aldo Parisot Cello Competition, received the Second Prize and the Special Audience Award at the Gaspar Cassado International Competition, was awarded the special prize at the Concours Rostropovich in Paris and, in the same year, she also became a multiple laureate of the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade, as the recipient of the Third and two special awards. In 2008, the Safran Foundation for Music presented her the prize for achievements, and was the winner of the UMUS Artist of the Year Award in 2011.

Maja graduated with the First Prize at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, where she completed her postgraduate course with Michel Strauss in addition to studying chamber music with Itamar Golan and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Following her studies in Paris, she pursued further training at the UDK Berlin with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz, as well as with Bernard Greenhouse, Alban Gerhardt, Young-Chang Cho and Heinrich Schiff. Maja’s music education begun at a very early age with Prof. Nada Jovanovic at the Kosta Manojlovic Music School in Zemun, during which time she won the highest awards at national and international competitions in the Czech Republic, Austria, France and Italy. Maja Bogdanovic plays a violoncello custom made for her by the renowned French luthier Frank Ravatin.

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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