Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations; Dvorak - Cello Concerto | Simax PSC1363

Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations; Dvorak - Cello Concerto

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Label: Simax

Cat No: PSC1363

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 1st May 2020

Contents

Artists

Sandra Lied Haga (cello)
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’

Conductor

Terje Mikkelsen

Works

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33

Artists

Sandra Lied Haga (cello)
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’

Conductor

Terje Mikkelsen

About

Sandra Lied Haga’s album debut with Tchaikovsky and Dvořák was recorded in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. Supported by the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ and conductor Terje Mikkelsen, Sandra Lied Haga emerges as one of the strongest musical voices in recent years.

The two most iconic romantic works for cello and orchestra are united by Sandra for her debut album. For Tchaikovsky’s famous Rococo Variations, it was a matter of course for Sandra to record the composer’s original version of the piece, which was revived as late as 1941. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto was one of the few pieces the composer wrote while staying in New York, clearly showing the composer longing for his homeland in the thematic material.

Sandra Lied Haga is a daring and deeply involved performer in these masterworks, with both sparklingly virtuosic passagework and a unique singing tone as part of her musical DNA. Sandra’s rich, beautiful sound and prodigious talent has already caught attention internationally by protagonists like Daniel Barenboim and Anne-Sophie Mutter. She regularly plays chamber music concerts together with Mutter and the scholars in Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and Mutter’s Virtuosi. Sandra has participated at festivals including the Salzburg Festspiele, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Utrecht Festival, Bergen International Festival and Verbier Festival, with chamber music partners including Janine Jansen, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Lewis and Leif Ove Andsnes.

Sandra started playing cello at the age of 3. After her debut in the Wigmore Hall aged 12, she studied at the Razumovsky Academy in London. For six years she worked with Truls Mřrk, and at present she is finishing her studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Torleif Thedeen. Sandra Lied Haga has won four international First Prizes, Tallinn Young Musician, Heran International Cello Competition, Padova International Competition and Chance International Competition, and more than eight first prizes in Scandinavian competitions. In 2017 she was awarded ‘The Lindeman Prize of the Young’, and recently she was given the prestigious Equinor Classical Music Award. Sandra plays a Joannes Florenus Gudantus cello (Bologna 1730) supported by Dextra Musica.

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