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Mel Bonis, Entre Soir et Matin
Mélanie Bonis

Sandrine Cantoreggi & Sheila Arnold

Mel Bonis, Entre Soir et Matin

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Format: CD
Label: CAvi
UPC: 4260085535347
Catnr: AVI 8553534
Release date: 10 November 2023
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Label
CAvi
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4260085535347
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AVI 8553534
Release date
10 November 2023

"Sandrine Cantoreggi and Sheila Arnold make sensuously audible what is in this music. This is real inspiration, with a great sense for sound development, for accentuation and inner tension. One can therefore only recommend this double album, which presents the music of Mel Bonis in a rarely heard quality, inner liveliness and empathy."

Pizzicato, 22-10-2023
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MEL BONIS (1858-1937)

A late discovery of a most important female composer from France for the musical world. Mélanie Hélène Bonis, known by her artistic pseudonym Mel Bonis (21 January 1858 – 18 March 1937), was a Romantic composer in the late years of the 19 c. and first half of the 20c..

Her Ouevre includes more than 300 pieces: music for piano, chamber music in various formats, organ pieces, Lieder, choral music, a mass, and works for orchestra. Her teachers at the Paris Conservatoire included César Franck, Ernest Guiraud and Auguste Bazille.

To everybodies surprise Mel Bonis succeeded in the Paris society and was well regarded by her male composer fellows Camille Saint-Saëns, her fellow student Claude Debussy and others. Some of her works have been officially published.

She was born into a very concervative family with a high catholic morality! Her private life was very much under this pressure, although she wanted to be free in choosing her profession as well as her private life.

Sheila Arnold and Sandrine Cantoreggi initiated this album and discovered not only a piece - Soir - never played or was registered before, but kept her choice also mainly to their own instruments Violin and Fortepiano (on a Bluethner Fortepiano 1871). Two Trios (one with Cello, the other with flute) embrace the program of small short pieces for Violin and Fortepiano, highlighting in particular the larger Violin Sonata, Op. 112.

Music speaks to me about what I want, but then it withholds it. It kindles my desires and makes

me feel the futility of everything on this earth. Oh! Words are so empty when they try to express all

of these things! It’s such a horrible longing.” (Mel Bonis)

MEL BONIS (1858-1937)

Diese französische Komponistin wurde erst spät entdeckt. Mélanie Hélène Bonis, bekannt unter ihrem Künstlernamen und Pseudonym Mel Bonis (21 Januar 1858 – 18 März 1937), war eine Komponistin aus der spätromantischen Zeit und der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Ihr Werkverzeichnis umfasst mehr als 300 Stücke: Werke für Klavier solo, Kammermusik in den verschiedensten Besetzungen , Orgelwerke, Lieder, Chormusik, eine große Messe, und Werke für Orchester. Ihre Lehrer am Pariser Conservatoire waren u.a. César Franck, Ernest Guiraud und Auguste Bazille.

Zu großen Überraschung der Pariser Gesellschaft wurde Mel Bonis positiv aufgenommen und führte ein künstlerisch erfolgreiches Leben und erhielt große Anerkennung von ihren Zeitgenossen Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy und anderen. Einige Ihrer Werke erschienen schon frühzeitig im Druck.

Mel Bonis war in eine sehr konservativ denkende Familie mit einer äußerst hohen katholischen Moral. Ihr privates Leben war sehr unter Druck, obwohl sie ganz frei sein wollte, mußte sie einen anderen als den geliebten Mann heiraten etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9lanie_Bonis#Compositions

Sheila Arnold und Sandrine Cantoreggi haben diese Produktion selbst ins Leben gerufen, sondern entdeckten darüberhinaus ein bisher unverffentlichtes Werk - Soir (Abend) – das ihnen voder Enkelin überlassen wurde.

Sie konzentrierten sich auf das Repertoire Violine und Fortepiano and Fortepiano (auf einem Bluethner Fortepiano 1871). Zwei Trios (eins mit Cello, das andere mit Flöte) umrahmen das Programm von kürzeren Werken für Violine und Fortepiano, mit besonderem Schwerpunkt auf die große Violinsonate Op. 112.

Artist(s)

Sandrine Cantoreggi (violin)

Following in the footsteps of violinists Eugène Ysaye and Georges Enescu, Sandrine Cantoreggi embodies the Franco-Belgian school of violin playing and has broadened her sound and range of expression through her interest in the Russian school of violin playing. Sandrine studied from the age of 14 at the CNSMDParis, the Hochschule Mannheim-Heidelberg and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. Her music is in dialogue with other artistic expressions, whether musical, literary or visual. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared on renowned European stages and played alongside illustrious musicians. Radio broadcasts and several recordings bear witness to her musical activity. A teacher at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, she is also the founder of the Journées Musicales Mondorf, and a member...
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Following in the footsteps of violinists Eugène Ysaye and Georges Enescu, Sandrine Cantoreggi embodies the Franco-Belgian school of violin playing and has broadened her sound and range of expression through her interest in the Russian school of violin playing.
Sandrine studied from the age of 14 at the CNSMDParis, the Hochschule Mannheim-Heidelberg and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. Her music is in dialogue with other artistic expressions, whether musical, literary or visual. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared on renowned European stages and played alongside illustrious musicians.
Radio broadcasts and several recordings bear witness to her musical activity. A teacher at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, she is also the founder of the Journées Musicales Mondorf, and a member of the Kammerata ensemble and the Opus 3 string trio.Order of Adolf von Nassau and support from Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.

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Sheila Arnold (fortepiano)

Sheila Arnold belongs to the generation of pianists for whom the language of the fortepianos has had a decisive influence on their self-image as musicians. Outstanding successes at international competitions such as the Mozart Competition in Salzburg or the Concours Clara Haskil as well as numerous scholarships and awards such as the Mozart Prize of the Mozart Society Wiesbaden in 1995 contributed significantly to her international concert activity as a soloist in recitals and with renowned orchestras and conductors as well as a chamber music partner. She played in big European concert Halls and at festivals such as in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Spannungen Heimbach, Hambach, Echternach, Sangat, Ravinia and others. Her CDs have been awarded prizes such as the Choc of Classica Magazine or inclusion in the longlist of the...
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Sheila Arnold belongs to the generation of pianists for whom the language of the fortepianos has had a decisive influence on their self-image as musicians.
Outstanding successes at international competitions such as the Mozart Competition in Salzburg or the Concours Clara Haskil as well as numerous scholarships and awards such as the Mozart Prize of the Mozart Society Wiesbaden in 1995 contributed significantly to her international concert activity as a soloist in recitals and with renowned orchestras and conductors as well as a chamber music partner. She played in big European concert Halls and at festivals such as in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Spannungen Heimbach, Hambach, Echternach, Sangat, Ravinia and others.
Her CDs have been awarded prizes such as the Choc of Classica Magazine or inclusion in the longlist of the German Record Prize. She is also co-editor of the new edition of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s piano pieces published by Wiener Urtext 2020. Sheila Arnold is a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.


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Gustav Rivinius (cello)

Gustav Rivinius was the only German musician to be awarded the 1st prize and the gold medal of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990. Since then he has performed as a soloist all over the world with leading musicians, orchestras and conductors. He is equally passionate about chamber music. He founded the Rivinius Piano Quartet, the Trio Gasparo da Salò, the Tammuz Piano Quartet and the Bartholdy Quintet and is a sought-after guest at important music festivals. He regularly performs with Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Isabelle Faust and Sharon Kam, among others, and numerous CD recordings attest to his artistic activity. Gustav Rivinius has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Saar for many years. He gives annual master classes and was...
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Gustav Rivinius was the only German musician to be awarded the 1st prize and the gold medal of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990. Since then he has performed as a soloist all over the world with leading musicians, orchestras and conductors. He is equally passionate about chamber music. He founded the Rivinius Piano Quartet, the Trio Gasparo da Salò, the Tammuz Piano Quartet and the Bartholdy Quintet and is a sought-after guest at important music festivals.
He regularly performs with Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Isabelle Faust and Sharon Kam, among others, and numerous CD recordings attest to his artistic activity. Gustav Rivinius has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Saar for many years. He gives annual master classes and was a juror at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

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Michael Faust (flute)

”Rarely does one encounter such pure tonal brilliance, richness of colour and technical superiority. It is a joy to hear him play“, wrote the conductor and composer Gunther Schuller about Michael Faust. Faust received his training from Cäcilie Lamerichs, Karlheinz Zöller and Aurèle Nicolet. In addition to national and international prizes, he was the first German musician to receive the prestigious Pro Musicis Award 1986 in New York. Since then, solo concerts have taken him to almost all European countries, to North and South America, through Africa and to Japan. Michael Faust also impressed the conductor Lorin Maazel. Many composers wrote works for Michael Faust or the Ensemble Contrasts he founded, including Manfred Trojahn, Heinz-Martin Lonquich, Bojidar Dimov, Gunther Schuller and York Höller. Mauricio Kagel and Peteris Vasks wrote...
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”Rarely does one encounter such pure tonal brilliance, richness of colour and technical superiority. It is a joy to hear him play“, wrote the conductor and composer Gunther Schuller about Michael Faust.
Faust received his training from Cäcilie Lamerichs, Karlheinz Zöller and Aurèle Nicolet. In addition to national and international prizes, he was the first German musician to receive the prestigious Pro Musicis Award 1986 in New York.
Since then, solo concerts have taken him to almost all European countries, to North and South America, through Africa and to Japan. Michael Faust also impressed the conductor Lorin Maazel. Many composers wrote works for Michael Faust or the Ensemble Contrasts he founded, including Manfred Trojahn, Heinz-Martin Lonquich, Bojidar Dimov, Gunther Schuller and York Höller. Mauricio Kagel and Peteris Vasks wrote flute concertos for him.
This and his participation in festivals such as Darmstädter Tage für Neue Musik show his great commitment to contemporary music. In 2011, he launched the Gargonza Arts project, which promotes highly talented artists from various disciplines.

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Sandrine Cantoreggi and Sheila Arnold make sensuously audible what is in this music. This is real inspiration, with a great sense for sound development, for accentuation and inner tension. One can therefore only recommend this double album, which presents the music of Mel Bonis in a rarely heard quality, inner liveliness and empathy.
Pizzicato, 22-10-2023

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Disc #1
01.
Soir, for Piano Trio, Op. unknown (World Première Recording)
04:51
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Gustav Rivinius
02.
Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 114 (1926): 1. Jour de fête - Modéré
03:51
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
03.
Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 114 (1926): 2. Sous la ramée – Poco lento
08:33
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
04.
Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 114 (1926): 3. Cortège champêtre – Allegro non troppo
04:20
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
05.
Three Pieces for / Trois pièces pour violon et piano (1910): 1. Andante religioso - Sostenuto (à Mademoiselle Sophie Bardot)
02:57
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
06.
Three Pieces for / Trois pièces pour violon et piano (1910): 2. Allegretto  - Allegretto non troppo (à Monsieur Raphaël Kellert)
02:50
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
07.
Three Pieces for / Trois pièces pour violon et piano (1910): 3. Largo - (à Monsieur Paulin Gaillard)
03:40
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
08.
Suite Orientale for Piano Trio / pour violon, violoncelle et piano, Op. 48 (1900): 1. Prélude
03:01
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Gustav Rivinius
09.
Suite Orientale for Piano Trio / pour violon, violoncelle et piano, Op. 48 (1900): 2. Danse d’Almées
03:08
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Gustav Rivinius
10.
Suite Orientale for Piano Trio / pour violon, violoncelle et piano, Op. 48 (1900): 3. Ronde de Nuit
06:55
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Gustav Rivinius

Disc #2
01.
Suite for Flute, Violin and Piano / en Trio pour flûte, violon et piano, Op. 59 (1903): 1. Sérénade - Allegretto (à Monsieur L.C. Malherbe)
02:48
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Michael Faust
02.
Suite for Flute, Violin and Piano / en Trio pour flûte, violon et piano, Op. 59 (1903): 2. Pastorale - Andantino comodo
03:34
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Michael Faust
03.
Suite for Flute, Violin and Piano / en Trio pour flûte, violon et piano, Op. 59 (1903): 3. Scherzo – Allegro con moto
03:30
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Michael Faust
04.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F sharp Minor / Sonate pour violon et piano en fa dièse mineur, op. 112 (ca. 1922): I. Moderato
05:56
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
05.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F sharp Minor / Sonate pour violon et piano en fa dièse mineur, op. 112 (ca. 1922): II. Presto
03:23
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
06.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F sharp Minor / Sonate pour violon et piano en fa dièse mineur, op. 112 (ca. 1922): III. Lento
07:07
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
07.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F sharp Minor / Sonate pour violon et piano en fa dièse mineur, op. 112 (ca. 1922): IV. Con moto
06:54
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
08.
Sérénade for Violin and Piano / pour violon et piano, Op. 46 (1910): Allegretto - à Mademoiselle Marguerite Chaigneau
04:00
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold
09.
Soir – Matin for Piano Trio / pour violon, violoncelle et piano, Op. 76 (1907): Soir - Andante cantabile (à Mademoiselle Foltzer)
04:06
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Gustav Rivinius
10.
Soir – Matin for Piano Trio / pour violon, violoncelle et piano, Op. 76 (1907): Matin - Andantino (au Trio Chaigneau)
03:01
(Mélanie Bonis) Sandrine Cantoreggi, Sheila Arnold, Gustav Rivinius
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