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AUERBACH, L.: 24 Preludes for Cello and Piano / Cello Sonata (Celloquy) (Aznavoorian, Auerbach)

AUERBACH, L.: 24 Preludes for Cello and Piano / Cello Sonata (Celloquy) (Aznavoorian, Auerbach)

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2013

Recorded in 24 Bit / 44.1Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Ani Aznavoorian

Soloist

Lera Auerbach

Soloist

Record Label
Cedille

Genre:

Chamber


Classical

Total Time - 74:44
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AUERBACH, L.: 24 Preludes for Cello and Piano / Cello Sonata (Celloquy) (Aznavoorian, Auerbach)

     
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24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47

 
1 No. 1 in C major: Andante 3:02
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
2 No. 2 in A minor: Allegro 0:47
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
3 No. 3 in G major: Andante misterioso 1:59
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
4 No. 4 in E minor: Allegro ossessivo 0:43
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
5 No. 5 in D major: Moderato 1:48
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
6 No. 6 in B minor: Tragico 2:17
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
7 No. 7 in A major: Vivo ma non troppo 1:13
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
8 No. 8 in F sharp minor: Grave 1:52
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
9 No. 9 in E major: Vivace 0:58
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
10 No. 10 in C sharp minor: Adagio sognando 1:37
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
11 No. 11 in B major: Allegro 0:51
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
12 No. 12 in G sharp minor: Adagio 4:59
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
13 No. 13 in G flat major: Andantino grazioso 2:08
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
14 No. 14 in E flat minor: Allegretto scherzando 1:18
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
15 No. 15 in D flat major: Allegro con brio 1:00
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
16 No. 16 in B flat minor: Tempo di valzer 3:18
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
17 No. 17 in A flat major: Allegro ritmico 2:44
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
18 No. 18 in F minor: Andantino 1:27
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
19 No. 19 in E flat major: Allegro appassionato 1:07
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
20 No. 20 in C minor: Giocoso 1:14
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
21 No. 21 in B flat major: Dialogo 2:49
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
22 No. 22 in G minor: Andante nostalgico 3:29
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
23 No. 23 in F major: Adagio sognando 2:40
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
24 No. 24 in D minor: Vivo 4:29
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist
     
 

Cello Sonata, Op. 69

 
25 I. Allegro moderato 7:01
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
26 II. Lament: Adagio 5:52
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
27 III. Allegro assai 3:00
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
28 IV. Con estrema intensita 5:54
 Lera Auerbach Soloist
     
29 

Postlude for Cello and Piano (arr. of 24 Preludes for Cello and Piano, Op. 47: No. 12 in G sharp minor: Adagio)

3:08
 Ani Aznavoorian Soloist


Lera Auerbach’s 24 Preludes for violoncello and piano (1999) receives its world-premiere recording on Celloquy in a performance by Ani Aznavoorian, an award-winning American cellist of international stature, and Auerbach, a Russian-born virtuoso pianist and one of the most widely-performed composers of the new generation.
 
Auerbach is the youngest composer on the roster of Hamburg’s prestigious international music publishing company Hans Sikorski, home to Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Schnittke. “Her music is lyrical, passionate, and often seems to straddle the past and present,” observed the host of a recent Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program devoted to Auerbach’s multi-faceted career.
 
The Chicago Reader called the 24 Preludes “an enthralling work of great invention and power.” The San Francisco Chronicle said, “Each of these short pieces . . . is a lyric poem in music, creating a mood, a melodic notion, or a completely imagined microcosm. . . . The range of Auerbach’s inspiration is phenomenal.”
 
Aznavoorian and Auerbach have played the 24 Preludes numerous times, notably on stage at the Hamburg State Opera House during Hamburg Ballet performances of Auerbach’s Préludes CV, which incorporates the cello Preludes. The two musicians are longtime friends and collaborators who met as undergraduates at New York’s Juilliard School.
 

"... All of this is exciting material with an imaginative  approach to tonality, played with intensity. Auerbach is well worth investigating. Aznavoorian makes a fine foil to her pianism and plays her music with involvement."

David W Moore - American Record Guide - November/December 2013


 "... Cellist Ani Aznavoorian is a well-known soloist who has appeared with many of the world’s great orchestras. On this disc they [Auerbach/Aznavoorian] play very well together with each seeming to anticipate the other’s playing... The crisp sound is finely balanced so that both cello and piano are heard at the same level."

Maria Nickin - Fanfare - July/August 2013


                        Repertoire ****      Sound *****     Interpretation ****

Ernst Hoffmann - Ensemble magazine - June/July 2013


                            Artistic Quality 9        Sound Quality 10

"...the performances are sensational. Auerbach is a superb pianist, and she handles her own frequently virtuosic writing with aplomb. Ani Aznavoorian plays a mean cello, both here and in the Cello Sonata... The sonics are gorgeous, with perfect balances and a very realistic perspective. Fans of good contemporary chamber music will want to own this; it repays repeated listening and reveals Auerbach as a true force in today’s music."
 
David Hurwitz - Classics Today.com - March 2013



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