Anastasia Feruleva & Frank van de Laar – L’esprit du temps (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:01:50 minutes | 959 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © TRPTK
Now that the whole world is literally and figuratively shaken up, we want to reach people with special music from a time in which everything was also at risk: the period after the First World War. We want to convey an artistic message in which quality and content are central and not the volatility of social media.
Anastasia Feruleva (Archangelsk, 1992) has been playing the cello since the age of five. Her exceptional talent was quickly discovered and brought her to concert stages around the world at an early age. She graduated summa cum laude from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and also studied in Berlin, Lübeck and Madrid.
Pianist Frank van de Laar (Laren, 1965) is widely known as a soloist and chamber musician. He studied in Amsterdam and Hannover and has made more than 25 albums, with leading interpretations of Mendelssohn, Schubert and Escher. As principal study teacher he is associated with the conservatories of Amsterdam and Zwolle.
The duo’s debut production ‘Ballets Russes’(Gutman Records) was exceptionally well received. With the high end label TRPTK the musicians are now releasing the recording ‘L’esprit du temps’, with music from the period after World War I.
Composers such as Igor Strawinsky, George Enescu and the sisters Nadia and Lily Boulanger are featured. The rarely played ‘Cello sonata op. 26 no.2’ by Enescu constitutes, in the duo’s opinion, one of the highlights of the cello repertoire of the twentieth century. In recent years they have often performed this highly refined, differentiated and complex work, each time discovering new layers and details.
Also special is the recording of “D’un soir triste” by Lili Boulanger, a work known primarily in versions for orchestra and piano trio. Due to the composer’s early death, the third version, for cello and piano, has remained unpublished to this day. Based on the original manuscript, it has been completed by the duo. A true CD premiere!
Finally, Strawinsky’s ‘Suite Italienne’ and Nadia Boulanger’s ‘Trois pièces’ complete the picture, bringing to life the spirit of the famous ‘Salon Boulanger’ in Paris.
01. Suite Italienne: I. Introduzione
02. Suite Italienne: II. Serenata
03. Suite Italienne: III. Aria
04. Suite Italienne: IV. Tarantella
05. Suite Italienne: V. Minuetto e Finale
06. D’un soir triste
07. Trois pièces: I. Modéré
08. Trois pièces: II. Sans vitesse et a l’aise
09. Trois pièces: III. Vite et nerveusement rythmé
10. Cello sonata No. 2 in C Major, Op. 26 No.2: I. Allegro moderato ed amabile
11. Cello sonata No. 2 in C Major, Op. 26 No.2: II. Allegro agitato, non troppo mosso
12. Cello sonata No. 2 in C Major, Op. 26 No.2: III. Andantino cantabile, senza lentezza
13. Cello sonata No. 2 in C Major, Op. 26 No.2: IV. Final a la roumaine, allegro sciolto