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Venice

Anastasia Kobekina

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Recitals devoted to Venice are common, although less so for the cello. Perhaps no other city in the world carries with it such a sense of a glorious past, of hidden riches waiting to be experienced. A Venice program is a bold choice for a cellist making her major label debut, but cellist Anastasia Kobekina meets the challenges with an unusual and often brilliant recital. Some of the pieces, like Vivaldi's cello concertos, are directly connected to La Serenissima, while with others, the tie is less direct, although it is always there in one form or another. This flexibility allows Kobekina to bring in 20th century and contemporary pieces that offer a delightful sensation of walking around Venice and discovering a new vista at every corner. Sample the "Abendserenade" of Valentin Silvestrov, a welcome presence, or the "Canto della Buranella" from Nino Rota's soundtrack to Fellini's Casanova; finding the latter piece shows real initiative on Kobekina's part. Another interesting find is the Ariadne's Lament of Vladimir Kobekin, who is Kobekina's father; it is a sort of expansion/fantasy on the Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna that opens the program. Many of the pieces are arranged for solo cello; in those with orchestra, the Kammerorchester Basel stays firmly in the background. Kobekina plays both Baroque and modern cellos, another bold move. This is an entrancing debut, marred only by overly intimate sound; Sony Classical records Kobekina in the oversized La Fenice opera house and then tries unsuccessfully to compensate by miking her very closely. The album rightfully landed on classical best-seller charts in early 2024.

© James Manheim /TiVo

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1
Lamento d'Arianna
00:01:34

Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist - Azul Lima, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 419: III. Allegro
00:01:52

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Abendserenade
00:03:36

Valentin Silvestrov, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Go, Crystal Tears
00:03:13

John Dowland, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist - Azul Lima, Lute, MainArtist

(P) 2023 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

Cello Concerto in D Minor, RV 405 (Antonio Vivaldi)

5
I. [Allegro]
00:02:53

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

6
II. Adagio
00:03:50

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

7
III. Allegro
00:02:14

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Limestone & Felt
00:05:50

Caroline Shaw, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist - Mariana Doughty, Viola, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974: II. Adagio (After Marcello)
00:03:25

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist - Azul Lima, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Cello Suite No. 3, Op. 87: IV. Barcarolla
00:01:56

Benjamin Britten, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Cello Concerto in E-Flat Major, RV 408: II. Largo
00:04:21

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

12
Canto della Buranella (From "Il Casanova di Federico Fellini")
00:01:11

Nino Rota, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

13
Che si può fare?
00:03:25

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Barbara Strozzi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

14
Emerald and Stone
00:02:15

Kammerorchester Basel, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Eno, Composer - Jon Hopkins, Composer - Leo Abrahams, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2023 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

15
Signs, Games and Messages: Árnyak (Shadows)
00:00:59

Gyorgy Kurtag, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 416 (Antonio Vivaldi)

16
I. Allegro
00:03:20

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

17
II. Adagio
00:03:20

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

18
III. Allegro
00:03:00

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

19
Les berceaux, Op. 23, No. 1
00:02:41

Gabriel Fauré, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist - Azul Lima, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2023 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

20
L'orfeo: Orfeo, tu dormi
00:02:12

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Sartorio, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

21
L'orfeo: Se desti pietà
00:02:45

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Sartorio, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

22
Concerto for Cello and Bassoon in E Minor, RV 409: III. Allegro
00:02:23

Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

23
Ariadne's Lament (Variations on a Theme by Claudio Monteverdi)
00:09:56

Maximilien Ciup, Producer, Mastering Engineer - Vladimir Kobekin, Composer - Anastasia Kobekina, Cello, MainArtist

(P) 2024 Sony Classical, a label of Sony Music Entertainment

Album review

Recitals devoted to Venice are common, although less so for the cello. Perhaps no other city in the world carries with it such a sense of a glorious past, of hidden riches waiting to be experienced. A Venice program is a bold choice for a cellist making her major label debut, but cellist Anastasia Kobekina meets the challenges with an unusual and often brilliant recital. Some of the pieces, like Vivaldi's cello concertos, are directly connected to La Serenissima, while with others, the tie is less direct, although it is always there in one form or another. This flexibility allows Kobekina to bring in 20th century and contemporary pieces that offer a delightful sensation of walking around Venice and discovering a new vista at every corner. Sample the "Abendserenade" of Valentin Silvestrov, a welcome presence, or the "Canto della Buranella" from Nino Rota's soundtrack to Fellini's Casanova; finding the latter piece shows real initiative on Kobekina's part. Another interesting find is the Ariadne's Lament of Vladimir Kobekin, who is Kobekina's father; it is a sort of expansion/fantasy on the Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna that opens the program. Many of the pieces are arranged for solo cello; in those with orchestra, the Kammerorchester Basel stays firmly in the background. Kobekina plays both Baroque and modern cellos, another bold move. This is an entrancing debut, marred only by overly intimate sound; Sony Classical records Kobekina in the oversized La Fenice opera house and then tries unsuccessfully to compensate by miking her very closely. The album rightfully landed on classical best-seller charts in early 2024.

© James Manheim /TiVo

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