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Cello Concertos - Released June 30, 2017 | audite Musikproduktion

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Keyboard Concertos - Released June 26, 2017 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Cello Concertos - Released June 16, 2017 | Ars Produktion

After an acclaimed first album dedicated to rarer Lalo and Milhaud concert works, French-Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat decided to cross the Channel and focus on three insular works, two from English composers – Walton and the unmissable Elgar, for whom there is no lack of musical competition! – and another from an Irish composer, Ina Boyle (1889-1967) whose music is slowly gaining in popularity. After facing anti-feminine ostracism her whole life as a woman who dared writing music despite support from Vaughan Williams, she is now honoured by a – female – high calibre soloist who is able to give her 1913 Elegy all its flavours, both romantic and contemplating, arguably close to the work of Rachmaninoff. As for Walton’s 1956 Concerto – a work of maturity – it is, much like each of the composer’s rare works, a unique masterpiece: powerful, seductive, original, uncompromising with regards to surrounding modernism, and yet so modern. Finally Elgar’s 1919 Concerto, a hit in the British repertoire, was more or less his last masterpiece: from the moment his wife passed away in 1920 until his own death in 1934, he indeed spent most of his time riding his bike, being driven around in his car by his chauffeur,  and travelling the world. He also recorded his own works, developing more and more effective sound engineering techniques. Nadège Rochat dives in with passion into this repertoire, which she has mastered to perfection! © SM/Qobuz  

Cello Concertos - Released April 28, 2017 | Musique en Wallonie

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Violin Concertos - Released April 21, 2017 | Orchid Classics

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Precisely the year John Adams was born, 1947, none else than Heifetz premiered Korngold’s Violin Concerto which star-violinist Ilya Gringolts plays on this Album, together with Adams’ own Concerto written 1993. Stylistically, these two works are polar opposites, but with a common emphasis on melody – and a common rejection of the ascendancy of atonality and serial techniques. John Adams is a composer who does not like to be pinned down. Being branded a minimalist has not suited him any better than did the confines of his training in the twelve-tone system while he was a student at Harvard. The term itself is a bit of a misnomer, and one might prefer the term “Pattern and Process” music, which highlights the tendency of these composers to set patterns in motion within dense, rhythmically complex textures, and then gradually morph these patterns over time. In the case of his Violin Concerto, the metamorphoses are so subtle that it is well-nigh impossible to trace any repetitive principle whatever, even though it is present. As for Korngold’s Violin Concerto, it might also be called “hypermelodic”. The composer himself noted that the concerto, “with its many melodic and lyric episodes, was contemplated rather for a Caruso of the violin than for a Paganini.” Written at a time in music history where atonality held nearly undisputed sway in musically sophisticated circles (Korngold’s music is emphatically tonal, if harmonically complex), the work was the first in what Korngold hoped would be his triumphant return to concert music, after a long and celebrated career as Hollywood’s preeminent film composer. The piece contains material in each of its three movements from several of Korngold’s film scores; but it would have been a pity indeed to waste such exquisite melodies to a mere movie, and self-recycling of good materials has been around for centuries, even Bach himself being a great self-recycler, an irrefutable role-modem. (c) SM/Qobuz

Concertos - Released April 21, 2017 | harmonia mundi

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Concertos - Released April 7, 2017 | CPO

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Keyboard Concertos - Released April 7, 2017 | BIS

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Concertos - Released March 17, 2017 | RCO Live

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Concertos - Released March 17, 2017 | NEOS Music

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Keyboard Concertos - Released March 10, 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Keyboard Concertos - Released March 10, 2017 | Naxos

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Concertos - Released March 10, 2017 | Sony Classical

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Keyboard Concertos - Released March 1, 2017 | Brilliant Classics

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Keyboard Concertos - Released February 17, 2017 | Decca