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Christoph Croisé - The Solo Album



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Modernism. Multiculturism. Multi-tuning. Lockdown. These are among the elements that bind the works on The Solo Album by award winning cellist Christoph Croisé, who took the opportunity of 2020’s coronavirus isolation to work intensively on a variety of solo works and also turn his hand to composition. At the heart of the album is Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály’s epic Sonata, the first major work for solo cello after the suites by Johann Sebastian Bach which were written two centuries earlier. The virtuosity demands of the soloist re-tuning two of the cello’s strings, double-stop trills and simultaneous bowed and plucked passages, all of which Christoph dispatches with aplomb. Framing Kodály’s Sonata are works by two compatriots, György Ligeti’s two-movement Sonata which draws inspiration from Béla Bartók, and the more recent Stonehenge by cellist, composer and pop-music producer Péter Pejtsik which includes intimations of electric guitar. A “sandwich filler” is Christophe’s first composition for solo cello, Spring Promenade, which is infused with boogie-woogie, reggae, swing and techno. He took inspiration from Sicilian composer-cello virtuoso Giovanni Sollima whose Concerto Rotondo incorporates electronics and extended techniques. Closing out the album, Sollima’s short work Alone gives way to the album’s “encore”, the exuberant Some like to show it off by Croatian cellist-composer Thomas Buritch.
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Item number AV2466
Barcode 822252246629
Release date 8/27/2021
Category Classical Music
Label AVIE
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Croisé, Christoph
Disc: 1
Concerto rotondo00:15:00
1 I. Lento con libertà 00:03:26 Croisé, Christoph
2 II. Allegro 00:04:06 Croisé, Christoph
3 III. Yafù 00:03:57 Croisé, Christoph
4 IV. Allegro 00:04:00 Croisé, Christoph
Sonata for Solo Cello00:08:00
5 I. Dialogo 00:03:58 Croisé, Christoph
6 II. Capriccio 00:03:52 Croisé, Christoph
Spring Promenade00:04:12
7 Spring Promenade 00:04:12 Croisé, Christoph
Stonehenge00:04:26
8 Stonehenge 00:04:26 Croisé, Christoph
Cello Sonata in B Minor, Op. 800:31:58
9 I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato 00:08:07 Croisé, Christoph
10 II. Adagio (con grand espressione) - Con moto - Te 00:10:55 Croisé, Christoph
11 III. Allegro molto vivace 00:11:33 Croisé, Christoph
Alone00:06:00
12 Alone 00:05:03 Croisé, Christoph
Some like to show it off00:03:46
13 Some like to show it off 00:03:46 Croisé, Christoph
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