Camille Thomas - Voice Of Hope (24/96 FLAC)
Camille Thomas – Voice Of Hope (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Camille Thomas
Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Stephane Deneve
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Maurice Ravel
01. Deux mélodies hébraïques, M. A22: 1. Kaddisch (Transcr. For Cello And Orchestra By Richard Tognetti)

Christoph Willibald von Gluck
02. Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 / Act 2: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits (Arr. For Cello And Strings By Mathieu Herzog)

Henry Purcell
03. Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 / Act 3: “When I Am Laid In Earth” Dido’s Lamento (Arr. For Cello And Strings By Mathieu Herzog)

Fazil Say
Concerto For Cello And Orchestra “Never Give Up”, Op. 73
04. 1. Never Give Up
05. 2. Terror – Elegy
06. 3. Song Of Hope

Max Bruch
“Kol Nidrei” Adagio For Cello And Orchestra, Op. 47
07. 1. Adagio ma non troppo
08. 2. Un poco più animato

Richard Wagner
09. Wesendonck-Lieder, WWV 91 : 5. Träume (Arr. For Cello And Orchestra By Mathieu Herzog)

Antonín Dvořák
10. Gypsy Melodies, Op.55, B. 104 : 4. Songs My Mother Taught Me (Adapt. For Cello And Orchestra)

John Williams
11. Theme From “Schindler’s List” (Adapt. For Cello And Orchestra)

Jules Massenet
12. Werther / Act 3 : “Pourquoi me réveiller” (Adapt. For Cello And Orchestra)

Gaetano Donizetti
13. L’elisir d’amore / Act 2 : “Una furtiva lagrima” (Adapt. For Cello And Orchestra)

Vincenzo Bellini
14. Norma / Act 1 : “Casta Diva” (Arr. For Cello And Orchestra By Mathieu Herzog)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
15. Don Giovanni, K. 527 / Act 1 : “Dalla sua pace” (Adapt. For Cello And Orchestra))

Giuseppe Verdi
16. Nabucco / Act 3 : “Va, pensiero” (Arr. For Cello And Orchestra By Mathieu Herzog)

“Beauty will save the world,” wrote Dostoyevsky, which is the claim that Camille Thomas makes throughout this record. Not beauty for the sake of hedonism, but a beauty that believes there is a burning line to be drawn between pain and hope. Camille Thomas’ new album illustrates this, structured like an archipelago surrounding the Cello Concerto composed by Fazil Say. Camille Thomas gave its premiere in 2018, and her album spanning the work of ten composers, allows us to travel the path from pain to hope. On the threshold, we meet three pieces: the heart-rending melody of the Kaddisch by Ravel, a sublimation of the Jewish prayer for the dead; the lamentation from Purcell’s Dido, quasi a lullaby from the queen who awaits her death, in a nakedness without pathos; and between those two works, the tender Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Gluck’s Orfeo, in which we hear the first signals of hope. The album is available today for pre-order and is accompanied by the pre-release track of Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits from his opera Orfeo ed Euridice.

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