Alisa Weilerstein – Solo (2014)
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The long-awaited solo album from Decca’s star cellist sees Weilerstein revealing and revelling in her technique. The American cellist has attracted widespread attention worldwide for her combination of natural virtuosic command and technical precision with impassioned musicianship. The intensity of her playing has regularly been lauded, as has the spontaneity and sensitivity of her interpretations. Committed to expanding the cello repertoire, Alisa is a fervent champion of new music and this release is her first solo album.

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, described by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the most extraordinary” soloists of her generation, follows her critically acclaimed Decca debut recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with a vital new interpretation of Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, coupled with some of his best-known melodies…

Calling for left hand pizzicato as well an alternative tuning of the cello’s lower strings, Kodaly’s Sonata was far ahead of the time in which it was written and explored every facet of the cello, revealing what could be done with this instrument.

Many of Kodaly’s works are based upon Hungarian folksongs & dances, and this theme inspires the rest of the album, with works from the in-vogue Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, across the world to the Chinese composer Bright Sheng.

Sheng’s work is based on seven tunes from China (Seasons, Guessing Song, The Little Cabbage, The Drunken Fisherman, Diu Diu Dong, Pastoral Ballade, Tibetan Dance). Golijov’s Omaramor is a musically playful fantasia inspired by Carols Gardel (the Argentine tango specialist); and Gaspar Cassado’s Suite, consisting of three dance movements, quotes the Kodaly work.


Tracklist:

01 – Zoltán Kodály – Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8: I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
02 – Zoltán Kodály – Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8: II. Adagio con gran espressione
03 – Zoltán Kodály – Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8: III. Allegro molto vivace
04 – Osvaldo Golijov – Omaramor For Solo Cello
05 – Gaspar Cassado – Suite For Solo Cello: I. Preludio-Fantasia (a Zarabanda): Andante
06 – Gaspar Cassado – Suite For Solo Cello: II. Sardana (Danza): Allegro giusto
07 – Gaspar Cassado – Suite For Solo Cello: III. Intermezzo e Danza Finale (a Jota)
08 – Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China: I. Seasons
09 – Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China: II. Guessing Song
10 – Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China: III. The Little Cabbage
11 – Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China: IV. The Drunken Fisherman
12 – Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China: V. Diu Diu Dong (Taiwan)
13 – Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China: VI. Pastoral Ballade
14 – Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China: VII. Tibetan Dance (to Yo-Yo)
15 – György Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Cello – I. Dialogo: Adagio, rubato, cantabile
16 – György Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Cello – II. Capriccio: Presto con slancio
17 – Benjamin Britten – Tema ‘Sacher’ for Cello Solo: Lento maestoso – Largament
18 – Sergei Prokofiev – Music For Children, Op.65: March [Arr. Piatigorsky]

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