Tchaikovsky Jan Vogler

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Album-Release:
2016

HRA-Release:
03.03.2016

Label: Sony Classical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 1Sérénade mélancolique for Cello and Orchestra in B-Flat Minor, Op. 2609:23
  • Variations on a rococo theme for cello and orchestra, Op. 33 in major
  • 2Moderato assai quasi andante00:52
  • 3Thema. Moderato semplice01:38
  • 4Variation I. Tempo della Thema00:55
  • 5Variation II. Tempo della Thema01:18
  • 6Variation IIIa. Andante sostenuto03:37
  • 7Variation IIIb. Allegro01:11
  • 8Variation IV. Andante grazioso02:06
  • 9Variation V. Allegro moderato03:18
  • 10Variation VI. Andante02:25
  • 11Variation VII. Coda. Allegro vivo02:15
  • Souvenir d'un lieu cher for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 42
  • 12I. Méditation09:57
  • Souvenir de florence, sextet for strings, Op. 70 in minor
  • 13I. Allegro con spirito10:27
  • 14II. Adagio cantabile e con moto09:52
  • 15III. Allegro moderato06:12
  • 16IV. Allegro vivace06:56
  • Total Runtime01:12:22

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Inspired by a journey to Tchaikovsky’s hometown Saint Petersburg, Jan rediscovered some of his favorite pieces from the composer.

The famous Rococo Variations were written by Tchaikovsky for the cellist Wilhelm Fitzhagen who added some minor edits to make the work more playable. Jan recorded a new combination of the original with Fitzenhagen’s version.

Sérénade mélancolique and Souvenir d’un lieu cher are both originally works for violin and orchestra. For this recording, Jan arranged the cello parts himself and teamed up with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony under their new Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

The vivacious “Souvenir de Florence” is Tchaikovsky’s only string sextet. Jan recorded this piece with musicians of the Moritzburg Festival, an excellent chamber music festival located in the Moritzburg castle near Dresden.

Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world. His strong classical foundation has allowed him to push the boundaries of his sound, creating an ongoing dialogue with contemporary composers and performers.

Jan Vogler, cello
Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Moritzburg Festival Ensemble (Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70)
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor


Jan Vogler
distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world. His strong classical foundation has allowed him to push the boundaries of his sound, creating an ongoing dialogue with contemporary composers and performers. He regularly premieres new works, most recently compositions by celebrated composers Tigran Mansurian (with WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Semyon Bychkov), John Harbison (with Mira Wang, the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Udo Zimmermann (Bavarian Radio Orchestra) and Wolfgang Rim (Duo Concerto with Mira Wang). A prolific and multi-award-winning recording artist, Jan records exclusively for SONY Classical. His newest release is Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Serenade melancholique and Meditation with the HR-Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Other recent CD’s include Concerti a Venezia with La Folia Baroque Orchestra, the Schumann album “Dichterliebe” with Hélène Grimaud, and his critically acclaimed and award-winning recording of Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (2012).

Highlights of the 2015-2016 season include the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto with Mira Wang and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, concert appearances with the Boston Symphony conducted by Andris Nelsons, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra led by Alain Altinoglu, the Dresden Philharmonic with Juanjo Mena, the Singapore Symphony, Leipzig Radio Orchestra led by Kristjan Järvi, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg with Ivor Bolton and the Dresden Festival Orchestra, also with Ivor Bolton. As well Jan undertakes a German recital tour in January 2016 with pianist and frequent collaborator Martin Stadtfeld. Jan Vogler has been Artistic Director of the Moritzburg Festival near Dresden since 2001, and Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival since October 2008. In 2006, he received the European Award for Culture and in 2011 the Erich-Kästner Award for tolerance, humanity and international understanding. For his recording of Bach’s six Suites for cello solo he was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2014 award in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year (cello)”.

Jan Vogler plays the Stradivari 'Ex Castelbarco/Fau' 1707 cello and shares his time between New York City, where he lives with his wife and two daughters, and Dresden, Germany.

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