Anne Gastinel: Romantique | Naive V5387

Anne Gastinel: Romantique


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Label: Naive

Cat No: V5387

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 5

Release Date: 13th October 2014



A typically luxurious 5-CD set commemorating the 'Romantique' recordings for cello made by Anne Gastinel for Naive, between 1998 and 2005, for whom she records exclusively.

Each new release has been hailed by the international press and showered with awards. Achievements include: French Classical Music Awards 'Most Promising Young Talent 94' and 'Best Recording of the Year'; 'Fnac' Prize 1995 and 2000; Prix de l'Académie du Disque; RTL Classique d'Or 1996 and 1998; the “Choc” du Monde de la Musique, Télérama (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002.)

"They breathe together, their ensemble is wonderful, and they manage to impose themselves individually without dominating each other ..." - BBC R3 CD Review, on Anne Gastinel and François-Frédéric Guy

The virtues of these performances are evident from the very start of the F major Sonata. There's an absolute unanimity of phrasing and articulation between Anne Gastinel and François-Frédéric Guy in those searching arpeggios. The give and take between the instruments in the ensuing dialogue seems perfectly mapped out, bringing a delightful Mozartian grace to both the Allegro and the Rondo.” - BBC Music Magazine, May 2005 ****

The phrases are finely drawn, with tone that is never inappropriately heavy or too powerfully sustained. The rhythms are poised, the articulation clear and crisp, and in the variation sets as well as in the early sonata there’s an element of wit and playfulness that’s an essential part of the young Beethoven.” - Gramophone Magazine [Beethoven]

CD 1: BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas 1 & 3, Variations
François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

CD 2: BEETHOVEN Cello Sonatas 2, 4 & 5
François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

CD 3: SCHUBERT: Arpeggione, Sonatina & Lieder Transcriptions
Claire Désert (piano)
Gramophone Editor's Choice

CD 4: SCHUMANN: Cello Works, Cello Concerto
Claire Désert (piano)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege / Louis Langree

CD 5: BRAHMS: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2
François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

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