Sandrine Chatron “A British Promenade” Sandrine Chatron, Ophélie Gaillard & Michael Bennett
- York Bowen (1881-1961):
- Herbert Howells (1892-1983):
- 2Prelude for Harp05:09
- Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946):
- 3Hamabdil for Cello and Harp (Hebrew Melody)05:04
- Cyril Scott (1879-1970):
- 4Celtic Fantasy for Harp10:01
- Eugène Goossens (1893-1962):
- 5Ballade No. 1 for Harp, Op. 3803:22
- 6Ballade No. 2 for Harp, Op. 3804:04
- David Watkins (Arr.):
- 7Scarborough Fair (Arr. for voice and Harp)02:16
- Grace Williams (1906-1977):
- 8Hiraeth for Harp02:19
- Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989):
- 9Five Herrick Poems for Tenor and Harp, Op. 89: I. Andante. “Now is your Turne, my Dearest, to be Set”01:17
- 10Five Herrick Poems for Tenor and Harp, Op. 89: II. Lento. “Dearest of Thousands, now the Time Draws Neare”,02:26
- 11Five Herrick Poems for Tenor and Harp, Op. 89: III. Allegretto. “These Springs were Maidens once that Lov’d”01:23
- 12Five Herrick Poems for Tenor and Harp, Op. 89: IV. “My God! Look on me withe’Eye”. Slow but Freely02:28
- 13Five Herrick Poems for Tenor and Harp, Op. 89: V. Allegro. “If Nine Times you your Bridegroom Kiss”01:00
- Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986):
- 14Discourse for Cello and Harp, Op. 12706:21
- Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):
- 15Suite for Harp, Op. 83: I. Overture02:50
- 16Suite for Harp, Op. 83: II. Toccata01:28
- 17Suite for Harp, Op. 83: III. Nocturne02:47
- 18Suite for Harp, Op. 83: IV. Fugue01:13
- 19Suite for Harp, Op. 83: V. Hymn St. Denio05:09
- 20Canticle V, “The Death of Saint Narcissus” for Tenor and Harp, Op. 8907:42
- Lennox Berkeley:
- 21Nocturne for Harp, Op. 67/203:14
Info for Sandrine Chatron “A British Promenade”
As the title of her new disc British Promenade suggests it, the harpist Sandrine Chatron takes us on a musical wandering in the early 20th England. Along the journey, we meet little known artists, such as Herbert Howells or Cyril Scott, but also the famous Benjamin Britten. Their scores for harp carry us to England, among coastal views and bucolic landscapes. The lyricism of Ophélie Gaillard's cello and the warmth of Michael Bennett's tenor voice enhance the evocative power of the music and complete the pointillist qualities of the harp.
Sandrine Chatron, harp
Ophélie Gaillard, cello
Michael Bennett, tenor
was born in Moscow in 1972 into a family of scientists. He began studying the piano at the age of five, and shortly afterwards was enrolled in the class of Tatiana Kestner at the Moscow Central Music School. During his fifth year at the school, Lugansky became a pupil of Tatiana Nikolaeva, with whom he was to work closely for nine years. In her last interview, Nikolaeva declared that Lugansky would be “The Next One” in a line of great Russian pianists. Lugansky completed his studies at the Moscow Conservatory with another renowned pianist and teacher, Sergei Dorensky.
In 1988, Lugansky won first prize at the All-Union Competition for Young Musicians in Tbilisi and second prize at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig. He went on to win prizes at the 1990 Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow, the 1992 International Summer Academy “Mozarteum” in Salzburg and the 1994 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Lugansky’s glittering career has taken him to many of the world’s great concert venues. His repertoire includes over 40 concertos and a diverse range of solo and chamber works. He has collaborated with such distinguished conductors as Paavo Berglund, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Yoel Levi, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kent Nagano, Michel Plasson, Mikhail Pletnev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov and Edo de Waart.
Highlights of recent seasons include Lugansky’s appearances with l’Orchestre de Paris under Christoph Eschenbach, the Dresden Philharmonic under Marek Janowski and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Neeme Järvi. In June 2001, at the Grieghalle in Bergen, Norway, Lugansky collaborated with Simone Young and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, the centerpiece of the closing concert of the Bergen International Piano Festival. In September of that year, he performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev at the opening concert of the London season. At the 2002 Edinburgh Festival, he played Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio under Vladimir Fedoseyev. This year, Lugansky performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, opening the 2003-2004 season of l’Orchestre National de France, in a concert conducted by Kurt Masur and broadcast live on radio stations in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada.
In December 2003, Lugansky will collaborate for the first time with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Stéphane Deneve. The following week, he will give a recital at the University of Washington in Seattle, and will make his New York debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lugansky records for Warner Classics and for PentaTone Classics. His Warner recordings of Chopin Etudes, Rachmaninov Préludes & Moments musicaux and Chopin Preludes have each been awarded a Diapason d’Or. In addition, his Chopin Preludes CD was selected as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and cited as one of the “Top 10 Classical Discs of 2002” in The Daily Telegraph.
Lugansky’s latest release on Warner Classics, Rachmaninov Concertos 1 and 3 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo, has won two awards to date: Choc du Monde de la Musique and Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. His next recording for Warner Classics will be dedicated to the solo works of Prokofiev. In October 2003 PentaTone Classics released Lugansky’s recording of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kent Nagano and the Russian National Orchestra.