Mon Ami, Mon Amour / Haimovitz, Kodama

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Marking the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking, Grammy Award-winning OXINGALE RECORDS, MON AMI, Mon amour offers music which, even in times of darkness, never loses...

Marking the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking, Grammy Award-winning OXINGALE RECORDS, MON AMI, Mon amour offers music which, even in times of darkness, never loses sight of its joie de vivre. The vibrant musical palette of cellist Matt Haimovitz and the graceful insight of pianist Mari Kodama exquisitely meld in MON AMI, Mon amour. Cello and piano remain in constant, colorful conversation for rarities by sisters Lili and Nadia Boulanger, in Debussy’s neo-Baroque Sonata, and in the effervescent world of Poulenc’s Cello Sonata. Ravel’s poignant Kaddish and Milhaud’s hopeful E´le´gie, composed at the end of World War II, round out the program. Two Fauré gems are included, the virtuosic Papillon and the breathtaking Après un rêve, with its longing for a mysterious night and an elusive, ecstatic love.

REVIEW:

The two major works—the opener, Francis Poulenc’s exquisite violin sonata; and Claude Debussy’s enchanting cello sonata—are played with graceful intimacy, while shorter pieces by Fauré (two of them!), Milhaud, Ravel and the sisters Lili and Nadia Boulanger are given equally committed readings by these perfectly paired artists.

– The Flip Side



Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 06, 2020


  • UPC: 827949081668


  • Catalog Number: PTC5186816


  • Label: Pentatone


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, Darius Milhaud, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Anon.


  • Performer: Matt Haimovitz, Mari Kodama



Works:


  1. Sonata for Cello and Piano, FP 143

    Composer: Francis Poulenc

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)


  2. Papillon, Op. 77

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)


  3. Élégie

    Composer: Darius Milhaud

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)


  4. Deux pièces pour violon et piano

    Composer: Lili Boulanger

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)


  5. Trois pièces

    Composer: Nadia Boulanger

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)


  6. 2 Mélodies hébraïques, No. 1: Kaddish

    Composer: Maurice Ravel

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)


  7. Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor

    Composer: Claude Debussy

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)


  8. Après un rêve, Op. 7, No. 1

    Composer: Gabriel Fauré

    Performer: Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Mari Kodama (Piano)