Cello Suites
Benjamin Britten

Cello Suites

Quirine Viersen

GLO 5259 - 8711525525900

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This release of the Britten Cello Suites follows Quirine Viersen’s successful album of the Bach Suites. The album is a tribute to the artist’s good friend and producer Paul Janse, who passed away two years ago. Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen is one of the leading musical personalities of her generation. Her intense and virtuosic playing has convinced the public, the press, and her colleagues of her special musicality. She has shown broad insight in classical music literature with her concerto and recital performances as well as her festival participation. Viersen has been awarded numerous prizes at international competitions, the most important being the Young Artist Award in 2000 which was presented to her by the Credit Suisse Groupe. Viersen plays a 1715 Joseph Guarnerius Filius Andreae, provided by the Dutch National Instrument Fund.

„Wenn man nach guter Musik für Cello solo mit der gleichen starken Aussage wie die von Bach sucht, führen alle Straßen letztendlich zu Britten.“ Der Weg dorthin war für Quirine Viersen jedoch nicht ganz so direkt. Die Cellistin, die mit dem Klang ihres Instrumentes in den Ohren aufgewachsen ist, hatte sich zunächst den Werken Bachs in einer langen Beziehung gewidmet – Britten blitzte darin lediglich wie ein kurzer Flirt auf. Doch Freund und Produzent Paul Janse brachte Brittens Kompositionen abermals aufs Tapet und diesmal wurde Quirine Viersen von der Faszination gepackt, die von Brittens Musik ausgeht. Mit dieser Aufnahme von Brittens Cellosuiten gedenkt sie ihrem langjährigen Freund, der 2014 verstarb.
 
 

(...) She also expresses certain elements—particularly the slides in Suite 3—with humor that balances the angry attitude necessary for much of this music. Her intonation is excellent as well. (...)

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Tracklisting
  • 1
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    Canto primo. Sostenuto e largamente
    01:57
  • 2
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    I. Fuga. Andante moderato
    03:56
  • 3
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    II. Lamento. Lento rubato
    02:48
  • 4
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    Canto secondo. Sostenuto
    01:04
  • 5
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    III. Serenata. Allegretto: pizzicato
    02:02
  • 6
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    IV. Marcia. Alla marcia moderato
    03:17
  • 7
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    Canto terzo. Sostenuto
    02:15
  • 8
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    V. Bordone. Moderato quasi recitativo
    03:49
  • 9
    Suite No. 1, Op. 72
    VI. Moto perpetuo e Canto quatro. Presto
    03:18
  • 10
    Suite No. 2, Op. 80
    I. Declamato. Largo
    03:06
  • 11
    Suite No. 2, Op. 80
    II. Fuga. Andante
    04:01
  • 12
    Suite No. 2, Op. 80
    III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
    01:49
  • 13
    Suite No. 2, Op. 80
    IV. Andante lento
    05:08
  • 14
    Suite No. 2, Op. 80
    V. Ciaccona. Allegro
    07:29
  • 15
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    I. Introduzione. Lento
    02:22
  • 16
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    II. Marcia. Allegro
    01:41
  • 17
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    III. Canto. Con moto
    01:52
  • 18
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    IV. Barcarola. Lento
    01:59
  • 19
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    V. Dialogo. Allegretto
    01:23
  • 20
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    VI. Fuga. Andante espressivo
    02:56
  • 21
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    VII. Recitativo. Fantastico
    01:10
  • 22
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    VIII. Moto perpetuo. Presto
    00:55
  • 23
    Suite No. 3, Op. 87
    IX. Passacaglia. Lento solenne - Three Russian folk songs and Requiem melody
    08:23
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