Haimovitz, Kodama - Mon ami, mon amour (24/96 FLAC)
Haimovitz, Kodama – Mon ami, mon amour (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Matt Haimovitz, Mari Kodama
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Pentatone
Release: 2020
Size: 1.04 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Francis Poulenc:
Cello Sonata, Op. 143
01. I. Allegro – Tempo di marcia
02. II. Cavatine
03. III. Ballabile
04. IV. Finale

Gabriel Fauré:
05. Papillon, Op. 77

Darius Milhaud:
06. Élégie, Op. 251 (Version for Cello & Piano)

Lili Boulanger:
2 Pieces for Violin & Piano (Arr. M. Haimovitz for Cello & Piano)
07. No. 1, Nocturne
08. No. 2, Cortège

Nadia Boulanger:
Trois pièces for cello and piano
09. No. 1, Moderato
10. No. 2, Sans vitesse et à l’aise
11. No. 3, Vite et nerveusement rythmé

Maurice Ravel:
2 Mélodies hébraïques, M. 22a
12. No. 1, Kaddish (Arr. M. Haimovitz for Cello & Piano)

Claude Debussy:
Cello Sonata in D Minor, L 135
13. I. Prologue. Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
14. II. Sérénade. Modérément animé
15. III. Finale. Animé, léger et nerveux

Gabriel Fauré:
16. Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

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 Élégie, composed at the end of World War II, round out a program which, even in times of darkness, never loses sight of its joie de vivre. 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.

The album also marks the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking, Grammy Award-winning OXINGALE RECORDS.

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