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Kreutzer-Sonata and other works for violoncello & piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Hindemith, Johann Sebastian Bach

Jelena Očić / Federico Lovato

Kreutzer-Sonata and other works for violoncello & piano

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917252422
Catnr: CC 72524
Release date: 23 August 2011
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23 August 2011
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About the album

On this CD, Jelena Ocic and Federico Lovato perform five of ten preludes that the great 19th century pianist Ignaz Moscheles adapted from Bach's „Well Tempered Clavier“ and Carl Czerny's version of the „Kreutzer“ Sonata for Piano and Violoncello by Beethoven

The Sonata for Violoncello and Piano op. 11 no. 3 of 1919 by Paul Hindemith has been described as one of the young Hindemith’s key works. His stylistic horizon has widened and he has clearly taken his distance to Late Romantic models such as Richard Strauss, whose „Alpine Symphony“ Hindemith called “A whopping piece of hocus-pocus!” And, even more drastic: „The man has really gone off the rails. Rather be hanged than ever write such music!” (to Emmy Ronne-feldt, 14 Nov. 1917). Within the context of modernism at this time, the stylistic experiments of the young Hindemith are infused far more by impressions of Johannes Brahms’ musical idiom and some of Max Reger’s contemporaries. Earlier models are also echoed: Mozart, and above all Bach

Spannende interpretaties van Moscheles’ bewerkingen
Op dit album laten Jelena Očić en Federico Lovato vijf van de tien preludes horen die de grote 19e eeuwse pianist Ignaz Moscheles heeft bewerkt. Het zijn onder andere Bachs Wohltemperiertem Klavier en Carl Czerny’s versie van de "Kreutzer Sonate" voor piano en cello van Beethoven. Paul Hindemiths dramatische Sonate op. 11 Nr. 3 maakt de ongewone reeks compleet.

Het duo Očić -Lovato overtuigt weer met dit hoogstaande album en een hoge muzikale, spannende toegang tot deze meesterwerken. Ocic treedt internationaal op als soliste met kamer en filharmonische orkesten. Pianist Lovato is kamermuzikant maar treedt ook op als solist. Zijn repertoire strekt zich uit van het vroege classicisme tot aan hedendaagse klassieke muziek. Jelena Očić’ warme en diepe cello geluid en spannende interpretaties kunnen weer beluisterd worden op deze opname met Federico Lovato.

Bezwingende Adaptionen für Cello und Klavier

Diese CD kombiniert gelungene Transkriptionen von Beethovens ‚Kreutzer-Sonate’ (Czerny) und Bachs ‚Wohltemperiertem Klavier’ (Moscheles) mit Hindemiths Cellosonate und veranschaulicht die Bezüge zu den jeweils großen Meistern. Das Duo Ocic-Lovato überzeugt erneut durch intelligente Programmierung und einen hoch musikalischen, packenden Zugriff auf diese Meisterwerke!

Artist(s)

Jelena Ocic

The striking cellistic art of Jelena Ocic has met with standing ovations on three continents. Energetic, poetic, virtuoso, her playing is a rich kaleidoscope of colours and emotions. Bernard Greenhouse, founding cellist of the great “Beaux Arts” Trio, lauded her as “one of the most remarkable cello talents today”. The late Siegfried Palm, a major figure in 20th century music, called her “one of the most promising interpreters of New Music”.   Her chamber music partners have been Bernard Greenhouse, Konstanty Bogino, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Federico Lovato, Friedemann Eichhorn, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Yuri Gandelsman, José Gallardo, etc…. She concertizes internationally as a soloist with chamber and philharmonic orchestras and as recitalist in Eastern and Western Europe, in the United States and Asia....
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The striking cellistic art of Jelena Ocic has met with standing ovations on three continents. Energetic, poetic, virtuoso, her playing is a rich kaleidoscope of colours and emotions. Bernard Greenhouse, founding cellist of the great “Beaux Arts” Trio, lauded her as “one of the most remarkable cello talents today”. The late Siegfried Palm, a major figure in 20th century music, called her “one of the most promising interpreters of New Music”. Her chamber music partners have been Bernard Greenhouse, Konstanty Bogino, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Federico Lovato, Friedemann Eichhorn, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Yuri Gandelsman, José Gallardo, etc…. She concertizes internationally as a soloist with chamber and philharmonic orchestras and as recitalist in Eastern and Western Europe, in the United States and Asia. Numerous composers (Cornell, Dott, Sorg, Prohaska, etc.) have dedicated works to her. At the Musikhochschule in Mannheim, where she is a member of the faculty since 2004, she is spearheading projects in performance for cellists, and in the composition and interpretation of new music for cello for composers.

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Federico Lovato

Federico Lovato received his diploma as a pianist from the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” of Venice, having studied there with his father, Giorgio Lovato, and Enzo Mabilia. His postgraduate soloist training brought him to the renowned academy “Incontri col Maestro” at Imola (Italy) to study under the auspices of Piero Rattalino, after which he immediately initiated his career as concert pianist, appearing with most major Italian orchestras and winning numerous awards in national and international competitions. He has held recitals in all Italy and much of Europe, performing in such venues as the “Gasteig” in Munich, the “Teatr Mały” in Warsaw, Milan’s “Teatro alle Erbe”, Bologna’s “Sala Mozart”… His career as a chamber musician parallels that as a soloist and has...
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Federico Lovato received his diploma as a pianist from the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” of Venice, having studied there with his father, Giorgio Lovato, and Enzo Mabilia. His postgraduate soloist training brought him to the renowned academy “Incontri col Maestro” at Imola (Italy) to study under the auspices of Piero Rattalino, after which he immediately initiated his career as concert pianist, appearing with most major Italian orchestras and winning numerous awards in national and international competitions. He has held recitals in all Italy and much of Europe, performing in such venues as the “Gasteig” in Munich, the “Teatr Mały” in Warsaw, Milan’s “Teatro alle Erbe”, Bologna’s “Sala Mozart”… His career as a chamber musician parallels that as a soloist and has been enriched by the guidance of musicians as Bernard Greenhouse, Michael Flaksman and the Trio di Parma. Frequent participation in festivals of note, at which he collaborates with musicians of prestigious renommée in the most varied ensembles, has led him to develop a notably large repertoire that extends from early classicism to the most recent forms of expression. For instance, with his “Archipelago Quartet” (two pianos and two percussionists) he premiered six new works commissioned by the Italian Third Program (“RAI Tre”) in a broadcast concert. Federico Lovato, in addition to being a significant emerging pianist on the European musical scene, also has a diploma as a cellist and is active in the area of pedagogy and as artistic director of the orchestra “I Solisti in Villa”, located in northern Italy. In duo with Jelena Ocic , Federico Lovato has given recitals in Europe and the United States, as well as two evenings broadcast live on Croatian Radio.

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Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith studied violin at the Dr Hoch's Konservatorium of Frankfurt and played from 1915 to 1923 in the Frankfurt opera. From 1921 to 1929 he played viola in the Amar Quarter, where he was advocate for contemporary music. Throughout the years, he held multiple positions as teachers, but he remained most popular as a violist. During the Second Worldwar he fleed to the USA and was given the American nationality in 1948, Later, he returned to Europe to teach at the university of Zürich. His use rhythm, called 'Motorik' by himself (a combination of Motor and Musik) is piercing, and at times even tormenting. It echoes the arrival of industralisation and the motor, as Hindemith opposes any form of sentimentality, psychology...
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Paul Hindemith studied violin at the Dr Hoch's Konservatorium of Frankfurt and played from 1915 to 1923 in the Frankfurt opera. From 1921 to 1929 he played viola in the Amar Quarter, where he was advocate for contemporary music. Throughout the years, he held multiple positions as teachers, but he remained most popular as a violist. During the Second Worldwar he fleed to the USA and was given the American nationality in 1948, Later, he returned to Europe to teach at the university of Zürich.
His use rhythm, called "Motorik" by himself (a combination of Motor and Musik) is piercing, and at times even tormenting. It echoes the arrival of industralisation and the motor, as Hindemith opposes any form of sentimentality, psychology or personality. This way, Hinemith created shrill, neoclassicistic music (Gebrauchsmusik, music with a social or political aim). His body of works is quite extensive, with more than 100 compositions in all kinds of genres. Even though he was an advocate of contemporary music, he never felt affiliated with dodecaphony. He wrote several theoretic treatises, among which his Unterweisung im Tonsatz from 1937 in which Hindemith offers several systems in which the tension between intervals, harmony and melody is analysed and elevated into a compositional technique.


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01.
5 studies in melodic counterpoint op. 137a (preludes from Bach?s ?Wohltemperiertes Clavier? with cello obligato): Prelude no. 2 in C major
03:44
(Johann Sebastian Bach, Ignaz Moscheles) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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5 studies in melodic counterpoint op. 137a (preludes from Bach?s ?Wohltemperiertes Clavier? with cello obligato): Prelude no. 8 in E flat major
01:41
(Johann Sebastian Bach , Ignaz Moscheles) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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5 studies in melodic counterpoint op. 137a (preludes from Bach?s ?Wohltemperiertes Clavier? with cello obligato): Prelude no. 9 in d minor
04:10
(Johann Sebastian Bach , Ignaz Moscheles) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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5 studies in melodic counterpoint op. 137a (preludes from Bach?s ?Wohltemperiertes Clavier? with cello obligato): Prelude no. 10 in c minor
02:28
(Johann Sebastian Bach , Ignaz Moscheles) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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5 studies in melodic counterpoint op. 137a (preludes from Bach?s ?Wohltemperiertes Clavier? with cello obligato): Prelude no. 1 in C major
03:03
(Johann Sebastian Bach , Ignaz Moscheles) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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Violin Sonata no. 9 (Kreutzer) op. 47 in A major: Adagio sostenuto - Presto
13:49
(Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Czerny) Jelena Ocic, Federico Lovato
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Violin Sonata no. 9 (Kreutzer) op. 47 in A major: Andante con variazioni
15:27
(Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Czerny) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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Violin Sonata no. 9 (Kreutzer) op. 47 in A major: Presto
09:17
(Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Czerny) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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Cello Sonata op. 11, no. 3: Mäßig schnelle Viertel. Mit Kraft
10:54
(Paul Hindemith) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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Cello Sonata op. 11, no. 3: Langsam
05:54
(Paul Hindemith) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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Cello Sonata op. 11, no. 3: Sehr Lebhaft
03:54
(Paul Hindemith) Federico Lovato, Jelena Ocic
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