Americas | Naive V5378



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Label: Naive

Cat No: V5378

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 8th January 2016



Anne Gastinel (cello)
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Cellos of the Orchestre National de France


Piazzolla, Astor

Adios Nonino (tango)
Histoire du Tango
» Cafe 1930
Le Grand Tango
Michelangelo '70

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Bachianas Brasileiras no.1
Bachianas Brasileiras no.5
» Aria (Cantilena)
» Danza (Martelo)


Anne Gastinel (cello)
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Cellos of the Orchestre National de France


One of the leading artists of Naďve Classique roster, Anne Gastinel has built this thrilling journey on exhilarating performances of works by two musical giants from Latin America: Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla and Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Anne Gastinel is joined by the prestigious ensemble of cellos from Orchestre National de France, and together they offer a new vision of Piazzolla’s masterpieces, transcribed especially for this project, and Villa-Lobos' best-loved melodies, including the aria from the 5th 'Bachianas Brasileiras', sung by the magical voice of Sandrine Piau.

The programme is a joyful mix of long held feelings and desires that turned, quite spontaneously, into a real project. I love exploring different repertoire, ‘parallel’ worlds… to go from one universe to another in my work, and to alternate between the serious and the not-so-serious…just like in every day life. I also wanted to branch out in my discography, to take my listeners along new and unknown paths. And then, all of a sudden, I decided I really wanted to play with other cellists! The ensemble of cellos is magical: the range of the instrument is so large that it allowed us to create the effect of an orchestra! I really wanted to create this group in particular.

The works by Piazzolla needed transcribing for such an ensemble. […] I’ve been listening to Piazzolla for a long time, and it simply transports me. This marriage with Villa-Lobos, this coming together of Brazil and Argentina, seemed obvious to me. I was certain that a cello ensemble could wonderfully bring out the sounds of these South American countries. What’s more, above all I knew I was going to have to find another way of playing, to distance myself from the style I knew the most in order to tackle this repertoire, and that excited me a lot! These ‘new’ works by Villa-Lobos - one for cello ensemble and the other for cello and voice - are totally original. We all took such pleasure in sharing these magical moments with Sandrine!” - Anne Gastinel

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