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Classical - Released February 9, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
No, no, we're not going to pretend that the repertoire chosen by the Austrian-Persian (the nationality stated on his website... born in 1992) cellist Kian Soltani and the Austrian pianist Aaron Pilsan is completely original: Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata, recorded a thousand and one times, and Schumann's Fantasiestücke form the backbone of the record. But what's really remarkable here is Soltani's career: the soloist made his big international breakthrough in 2011 at the age of 19, with triumphant débuts at the Vienna Musikverein, and then First Prize at the International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki in 2013. Shortly thereafter he joined Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, firstly as the first solo cellist, and then as one of the soloists in Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Strauss's Don Quixote still with Barenboim. Concerts followed in Berlin, the Salzburg and Lucerne festivals, and the BBC Proms, as a soloist or in a chamber ensemble. A brilliant career, off to a flying start. The album listing finds a touch of originality at the end, with Persian Folklore by the Iranian composer Reza Vali (b. 1952), a piece of writing inspired by Kodály's own translations of popular Hungarian music into classical language. © SM/Qobuz

Classical - Released February 9, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)


Classical - Released January 12, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics


Classical - Released December 15, 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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