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Salonen: Cello Concerto & Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Salonen: Cello Concerto & Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

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Pekka Kuusisto
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  • Cello Concerto: I.
    Composer(s) Esa-Pekka Salonen
    Artist(s) Dima Slobodeniouk Nicolas Altstaedt Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

    Cello Concerto: I.

    13:11
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  • Cello Concerto: II.
    Composer(s) Esa-Pekka Salonen
    Artist(s) Dima Slobodeniouk Nicolas Altstaedt Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

    Cello Concerto: II.

    09:24
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  • Cello Concerto: III.
    Composer(s) Esa-Pekka Salonen
    Artist(s) Dima Slobodeniouk Nicolas Altstaedt Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

    Cello Concerto: III.

    13:30
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  • Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: I. Allegro
    Composer(s) Maurice Ravel
    Artist(s) Nicolas Altstaedt Pekka Kuusisto

    Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: I. Allegro

    05:32
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  • Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: II. Très vif
    Composer(s) Maurice Ravel
    Artist(s) Nicolas Altstaedt Pekka Kuusisto

    Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: II. Très vif

    03:19
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  • Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: III. Lent
    Composer(s) Maurice Ravel
    Artist(s) Nicolas Altstaedt Pekka Kuusisto

    Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: III. Lent

    06:30
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  • Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: IV. Vif, avec entrain
    Composer(s) Maurice Ravel
    Artist(s) Nicolas Altstaedt Pekka Kuusisto

    Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Cello, M. 73: IV. Vif, avec entrain

    05:53
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Total running time: 57 minutes.

    Album information

    Nicolas Altstaedt presents his version of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s monumental Cello Concerto, originally composed for Yo-Yo Ma, and given its Finnish premiere by the Franco-German cellist under the composer’s direction.

    In partnership with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Dima Slobodeniouk, he reveals its full expressive dimension here: ‘The first movement opens with what, in my sketchbook, was called “Chaos to line”’, says Esa-Pekka Salonen. Chaos, a metaphorical comet, a rhythmic mantra with congas and bongos, a wild dance . . . Salonen goes on to say of the third movement: ‘I imagined the orchestra as some kind of gigantic lung, expanding and contracting first slowly, but accelerating to a point of mild hyperventilation which leads back to the dance-like material’

    The coupling is the famous ‘Duo Ravel’ (to give it the original title used at its premiere), which Nicolas Altstaedt and Pekka Kuusisto have been performing and refining ever since 2010, and which it was high time to record.