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Jean Louis Duport (1749-1819): Etudes for Cello Solo (21) / Alessandro Andriana, cello; Simone Ceppetelli, cello continuo

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>Duport, Jean-Louis : Exercises (21) faisants suite a l'essai sur le doigte, for 2 cellos
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Jean Louis Duport was one of the most important and influential composers for the cello in the first half of the 19th century. A virtuoso himself, he wrote a treatise on the cello, introducing new techniques, expanding the possibilities of the instrument to a great extent. As a demonstration of his new instrumental style he wrote 21 Etudes, in which all his inventions are incorporated. They are extremely difficult, requiring a virtuoso technique and deep musical insight, lifting the etude above the level of a mere exercise to a work of art. This recording, a world premiere, uses a second cello as a continuo basis, and is played with gut strings, as was usual in Duport's time. A must for cellists, cello lovers and anyone interested in early 19th century French instrumental music.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Jean Louis Duport (1749-1819) was a famous French cellist. His brother, Jean-Pierre Duport, was the cellist Beethoven wrote his first two cello sonatas for. Both were important as performers and composers of cello music. Jean- Louis is most remembered for these 21 etudes.

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Recording information: Santo Stefano Ticino, Milano, Italy (02/01/2013-01/05/2013).


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>Duport, Jean-Louis : Exercises (21) faisants suite à l'essai sur le doigté, for 2 cellos
  • Performer: Alessandro Andriani (Cello)
  • Notes: Santo Stefano Ticino, Milano, Italy (02/01/2013-01/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 119 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical