Svetlin Roussev | Frederic D'oria-Nicolas

Grieg / Medtner

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Label: Fondamenta
UPC: 3760179360028
Catnr: FON 902002
Release date: 06 October 2017
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Fondamenta
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3760179360028
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FON 902002
Release date
06 October 2017
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This fascinating recording brings two contrasting composers together, linked by their 3rd violin and piano sonatas. Grieg’s third and final violin sonata was finished in January 1887, dedicated to the German painter Franz Lenbach. Medtner’s 3rd sonata was also his last one and this was dedicated to his brother Emil, completed in 1938 and premiered the following year at the Aeolian Hall, London by the violinist Arthur Catterall and Medtner himself at the piano
Diese faszinierende Einspielung bringt zwei gegensätzliche Komponisten zusammen, die durch ihre jeweils 3. Violin- und Klaviersonaten miteinander verbunden sind. Griegs dritte und letzte Violinsonate wurde im Januar 1887 fertiggestellt und dem deutschen Maler Franz Lenbach gewidmet. Medtner’s 3. Sonate war auch seine letzte, die seinem Bruder Emil gewidmet wurde, 1938 fertiggestellt und die vom Geiger Arthur Catterall und Medtner selbst am Klavier im darauf folgenden Jahr in der Aeolian Hall in London uraufgeführt wurde.

Artist(s)

Svetlin Roussev (violin)

The charismatic violin virtuoso Svetlin Roussev began his musical education at a very young age, studying under his mother, a professor at the music school in his home town of Ruse, Bulgaria. With remarkable virtuosity and intensity, Roussev performs a broad repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. He is renowned for his renditions of Slavic compositions and keenly promotes Bulgarian music.   Roussev is a regular guest soloist with various orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Bucharest), Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Bulgarian National Radio and Symphony Orchestras, Presidential Symphony Orchestra (Ankara), and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In...
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The charismatic violin virtuoso Svetlin Roussev began his musical education at a very young age, studying under his mother, a professor at the music school in his home town of Ruse, Bulgaria. With remarkable virtuosity and intensity, Roussev performs a broad repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. He is renowned for his renditions of Slavic compositions and keenly promotes Bulgarian music.
Roussev is a regular guest soloist with various orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Bucharest), Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Bulgarian National Radio and Symphony Orchestras, Presidential Symphony Orchestra (Ankara), and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In the USA, Latin America, Asia and Europe Roussev has performed under the baton of conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Leon Fleisher, Yehudi Menuhin, Yuzo Toyama, Marek Janowski, Raymond Leppard, John Axelrod, François-Xavier Roth, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Denis Russel-Davies, Lionel Bringuier, Leo Hussain, Nicholas Milton and Emil Tabakov.
Roussev has played in many of the world’s major concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre, Suntory Hall, Sumida Triphony Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Salle Pleyel, UNESCO, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Cité de la Musique, Théâtre de la Ville, Arsenal de Metz, Halle aux Grains de Toulouse, Bulgaria Concert Hall, Budapest Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper and the Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles.
Roussev shares his love for music with an ever-widening public through his chamber music performances, playing with partners such as Myung-Whun Chung, Peter Frankl, Ralph Gothoni, Jean-Marc Luisada, Bertrand Chamayou, Jean-Philippe Collard, Antoine Tamestit, Lise Berthaud, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Maxim Rysanov, Gary Hoffman, Arto Noras, Sung-Won Yang, Young-Hoon Song, Jian Wang, Myung-Wha Chung, François Leleux, Paul Meyer and Nikolaj Znaider. He is a founding member of the Roussev-Salque-Rozanova Trio.
Following his successful recording of pieces by Pancho Vladigerov with the pianist Elena Rozanova, Roussev brought out his recording of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto Funèbre with the Orchestre d’Auvergne conducted by Arie Van Beek, recordings dedicated to the Franco-Belgian school of violin with pianist Elena Rozanova and sonatas by Grieg and Medtner with pianist Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas.
Roussev is the concertmaster of the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and has been concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He is violin professor at his alma mater, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
Svetlin Roussev plays the Stradivarius 1710 Camposelice violin kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.

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Frederic D'oria-Nicolas (piano)

Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas has graduated from the Moscow State Gnesin Academy of Music from the class of Professor Tatiana Zelikman. He has also received the advice of distinguished musicians such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Lev Naumov and Vladimir Tropp. His career has been punctuated with many awards: the ADAMI Classical Revelation, the First prize at the Saint-Petersburg Mravinsky Competition. He has also been rewarded by the Bleustein-Blanchet Vocation Fund, the Charles Oulmont Fund and the Mécénat Musical Société Générale. In 2009, he was elected 'Artist of the Year 2009' by Resmusica. His record dedicated to Schubert for the Fondamenta label was unanimously greeted by critics: 'From the very beginning of the D960 Sonata, we are struck by a very beautiful sound which leads...
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Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas has graduated from the Moscow State Gnesin Academy of Music from the class of Professor Tatiana Zelikman. He has also received the advice of distinguished musicians such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Lev Naumov and Vladimir Tropp. His career has been punctuated with many awards: the ADAMI Classical Revelation, the First prize at the Saint-Petersburg Mravinsky Competition. He has also been rewarded by the Bleustein-Blanchet Vocation Fund, the Charles Oulmont Fund and the Mécénat Musical Société Générale. In 2009, he was elected "Artist of the Year 2009" by Resmusica.
His record dedicated to Schubert for the Fondamenta label was unanimously greeted by critics: "From the very beginning of the D960 Sonata, we are struck by a very beautiful sound which leads us into that outstanding piece as in a dream. Indeed, such sound control isn’t given to everyone and contributes to the bewitchment we feel" Pianiste Magazine "Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas has captured the essence of the twenty-third sonata outstandingly. In addition to the exceptional sonority, the style is natural, steady, assured and elegant" Concertonet "His vision is both spectacular and humble, never forced upon us but always guided, so that it leaves us in suspense, plunged into a musing close to ecstasy" Resmusica.
In 2010 Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas along with the violinist Svetlin Roussev recorded the 3rd sonatas by Grieg and by Medtner for the Fondamenta label. That recording was acclaimed by the major critics in all Europe and was granted prestigious awards, such as the « M » of Mezzo Channel, Choice of France Musique, Resmusica Key, 4 Stars Classica, 5 Diapasons. "Remarkable interpretation, all in sensitivity full of images and emotions is worthy to the one recorded in 1928 by Kreisler and Rachmaninov" L’Education Musicale "A fascinating recording" Presto Classical "That recording with its attractive presentation and its impeccable sound recording exudes the love for music: a harmonious work of architecture and passion" Concertonet "Roussev and D’Oria-Nicolas managed perfectly to bring to mind orchestral sonorities imagined by Medtner with wonderful tonal vibrancy and arresting colouring." Classic FM Magazine Strong of his 360-work-repertoire, Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas has performed in more than 23 countries – at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Saint-Petersburg Hermitage, Tbilisi Conservatory (Georgia), salle Gaveau, Arsenal de Metz, Oratoire du Louvre, the Hamamatsu Act City (Japan), the Shanghai Oriental Center (China), the Dharwamangsa Ballroom (Indonesia), the AV-Intelligence Hall (Singapore), the Munsterland Festival (Germany, the Saint-Petersburg White Nights Festival, Kuhmo Festival (Finland), Estate Musicale di Portogruaro (Italy), Amsterdam Grachten Festival (Netherlands), Bratislava International Festival (Slovakia), Festival de Saint-Denis, Festival de Prades, Festival de Colmar… He is regularly invited at various French and foreign radios and television channels such as France 2, Kultura (Russia), WDR 3 (Germany), France-Musique, France-Culture, Radio-Classique… In 2009, his noteworthy Two Piano recital in Paris with Alexander Kobrin has been broadcasted by Mezzo Channel, in 39 countries.
As a popular chamber music partner, Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas plays with Svetlin Roussev, Alexander Kobrin, Lise Berthaud, Xavier Phillips, Nicolas Dautricourt, François Salque, and Laurent Naouri. This has led him to take on the artistic direction of Fondamenta Productions in July 2008.
Frédéric D'Oria-Nicolas has been nominated with Alexander Kobrin in the "best chamber music album" category at the 2014 International Classical Music Award for "Heritage" - his last recordings dedicated to Rachmaninoff's two-piano works
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Composer(s)

Edvard Grieg

Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively. Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he travelled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is...
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Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively.
Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he travelled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him.
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Nikolai Medtner

The Russian composer and pianist Nikolai Medtner was a younger contemporary of Scriabin and Rachmaninov, who wrote a substantial amount of works, all including the piano, amongst others piano and violin sonatas, piano concertos, songs and a few shorter pieces for piano. 38 of these pieces are collected under the name Skazki (Fairy Tales) and contain Medtners most appealing and original music. Despite his declining health, Medtner succeeded in recording several of his works before his death in 1951. His compositions became neglected in the following 25 years. Nowadays he is more and more often recognized as one of the most significant Russian piano composers, and several recordings of his piano works and a few of his songs are available.  
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The Russian composer and pianist Nikolai Medtner was a younger contemporary of Scriabin and Rachmaninov, who wrote a substantial amount of works, all including the piano, amongst others piano and violin sonatas, piano concertos, songs and a few shorter pieces for piano. 38 of these pieces are collected under the name Skazki (Fairy Tales) and contain Medtners most appealing and original music.
Despite his declining health, Medtner succeeded in recording several of his works before his death in 1951. His compositions became neglected in the following 25 years. Nowadays he is more and more often recognized as one of the most significant Russian piano composers, and several recordings of his piano works and a few of his songs are available.

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