CPE Bach, Graun & Hesse: Trios For Fortepiano & Viola Da Gamba Lucile Boulanger & Arnaud de Pasquale
Label: Alpha Classics
Subgenre: Chamber Music
Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703-1771), Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772)
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703-1771): Trio à cembalo, viola da gamba e basso in C Major, Wendt 87
- 1I. Allegro non molto05:38
- 2II. Andante05:28
- 3III. Allegro05:57
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788): Sonata per cembalo concertato e violino in D Major, Wq. 71
- 4I. Adagio ma non molto (Transcription for viola da gamba)00:00
- 5II. Allegro (Transcription for viola da gamba)02:34
- 6III. Adagio (Transcription for viola da gamba)03:41
- 7IV. Minuetto I - Minuetto II (Transcription for viola da gamba)02:23
- C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia per 2 violini e basso in A Minor, Wq. 156
- 8I. Allegro assai (Transcription for Obbligato Keyboard & viola da gamba)05:36
- 9II. Andantino (Transcription for Obbligato Keyboard & viola da gamba)03:26
- 10III. La coorl, tempo di minuetto (Transcription for Obbligato Keyboard & viola da gamba)02:20
- Anonymous, Berlin School [Attributed To Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772)]: Sonata per viola da gamba e cembalo in D Major, Amalien-Bibliothek 585
- 11I. Allegretto06:23
- 12II. Pocco adagio03:52
- 13III. Pocco allegro04:26
- C.P.E. Bach:Sonata a 2 violini e basso in C Minor, Wq. 161/1
- 14I. Allegretto - Presto (Transcription for Obbligato Keyboard & viola da gamba)05:19
- 15II. Adagio (Transcription for Obbligato Keyboard & viola da gamba)04:10
- 16III. Allegro (Transcription for Obbligato Keyboard & Viola da gamba)07:10
Info for CPE Bach, Graun & Hesse: Trios For Fortepiano & Viola Da Gamba
For this second recording as a duo, Lucile Boulanger and Arnaud de Pasquale propose a journey to 18th-century Germany, in the marvelous setting of the Sans Souci palace where Frederick II of Prussia had established his court.
This album, reflecting the extraordinary conjuncture experienced by the court of Berlin under Frederick II, brings together some of the virtuosic works for viola da gamba and fortepiano by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, Johann Gottlieb Graun and Ludwig Christian Hesse, attesting to the results of fruitful collaborations between the composers at that court.
Lucile Boulanger, viola da gamba
Arnaud de Pasquale, fortepiano
began learning the viola da gamba with Christine Plubeau at the age of 5 years, with whom she continued to study until her admission to the Conservatory of Paris in the class of Ariane Maurette. She received her diploma in 2004 and joined the class of Jerome Hantai at the CNR in Cergy where she received first prizes with highest honours both as a soloist and in chamber music. She then joined the class of Christophe Coin at the CNSMD Paris where she obtained her Diploma in 2009. She has participated in master classes with Wieland Kuijken, Anne-Marie Lasla and Philippe Pierlot.
As a chamber musician she works with many ensembles of her generation, but she is also invited by established ensemble such as the Folies Françoises (Patrick Cohën-Akenine), Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), The Cyclops (Thierry Maeder / BibianeLapointe), Chapel Rhine (Benoît Haller), Ensemble Pierre Robert (Frederick Desenclos), Capriccio Stravagante (Skip Sempe), Il Gardellino (Jan De Winne / Marcel Ponseele) and Collegium marianum (Jana Semeradova). She performs regularly as a recitalist, where she enjoys particularly interpreting the sonatas of JS Bach.
In June 2009 she won the first prize in the International viola da gamba competition Bach-Abel (chaired by Wieland Kuijken), also receiving prizes for the best interpretations of Bach and Abel. In the same year she won the European contest organized by the Società Umanitaria in Milan which each year rewards three young musicians from all disciplines.