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Mantovani, Schoeller, Amy: Cello Concertos / Queyras, et al

Album Summary

>Mantovani, Bruno : Concerto for Cello
>Schoeller, Philippe : Concerto for Cello
>Amy, Gilbert : Concerto for Cello
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Notes & Reviews:

This fascinating disc presents three masterworks of our time written by three composers and performed by three orchestras. Concertos by Bruno Mantovani and Gilbert Amy are paired with Philippe Schoeller's 'The eyes of the wind'. The soloist and the driving force behind this project is the acclaimed cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras - named "Artist of the Year 2008" by the French music magazine Diapason.

The Guardian
In all three pieces, Queyras is wonderfully committed.

The Independent
Amy's "Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre" opens with bold, broad solo strokes, and builds to a more animated conclusion in which Queyras's cello deftly rides a passage of marimba and percussion.

The Telegraph
While inhabiting diverse worlds of sound, these three cello concertos share a common thread in the refined, comprehensive artistry of Jean-Guihen Queyras. The Canadian-born Frenchman has come to the fore as a versatile cellist, persuasive in the Classical and Romantic repertoire as much as in the modern milieu he experienced as a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Whether in the emphatic drama of Bruno Mantovani's Concerto of 2003, the more rarefied atmosphere of Philippe Schoeller's The Eyes of the Wind (premiered in 2005) or the multifaceted athletics of Gilbert Amy's Concerto (which was completed in 2000), Queyras draws out the character and colour of each piece in the most compelling way.



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Works Details

>Mantovani, Bruno : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
  • Conductor: Günther Herbig
  • Running Time: 18 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schoeller, Philippe : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
  • Conductor: Alex Briger
  • Notes: Studio 104 de la Maison de Radio France (05/05/2008-05/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004-2005
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Amy, Gilbert : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gilbert Amy
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
  • Running Time: 28 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000
  • Studio/Live: Live