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DUO - Paolo GIACOMETTI, piano & Pieter WISPELWEY, cello - Program & Press

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Discography

Frédéric Chopin, Waltz Opus 64- Sonata in D, Op. 78
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - cello sonatas Opus 65
ONYX 4078

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BBC Music Magazine December 2011
Performance Chopin 3stars/Mendelssohn 4stars; Recording 4stars
'Wispelwey always brings such a range of texture to his articulation and such airy luminescence to lyrical passages that he is a well-nigh ideal exponent,matched by the ultra -sensitive Paolo Giacometti. He truly sings the famous Song without Words, and the waltzes are a miracle of filigree virtuosity - particularly a breathtaking Minute Waltz..' Helen Wallace

 

Franz Schubert - Fantasy in C - Duo in A - Arpeggione sonata
ONYX 4046

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Gramophone April 2010
'Cello transcriptions of violin works are surprisingly successful'
'I found the Fantasy, especially, remarkably convincing in its new guise. The transposition to cello increases the difficulties of what is already a demanding work, and enhances the sense of virtuosity as Wispelwey triumphantly surmounts each hurdle.
'..the performance of the Arpeggione is most accomplished...'

 

Johannes Brahms - Sonata in D, Op. 78
César Franck - Sonata in A
Robert Schumann - Adagio und Allegro, Op. 70
Channel Classics CCS 18698 (CD) - CCS 18602 (SACD)
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...Paolo Giacometti proves himself an ideal duo partner, unobtrusively inventive and neither diffident nor over-assertive.
BBC Music Magazine

...Cellist Pieter Wispelwey and pianist Paolo Giacometti...the leading duo of the dutch chamber music...
Parool

Frédéric Chopin - Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Gabriel Fauré - Élegie in C minor, Op 24; Romance, Op 69; Pièce in A, Op 77
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
Channel Classics CCS 10797
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Diapason d'or:
...les deux musiciens parviennent à un rare exploit:...l'illusion d'une merveilleuse fusion.

...A top-level duo...
Volkskant

Franz Schubert
Arpeggione Sonate; 3 Sonatinas, Op. 37
Channel Classics CCS 09696
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Choc du Monde de la Musique:
...Un régal, un sommet...

...Cellist and pianist form an extraordinary duo...
NRC

 
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