Portrait Avec Orchestre
Format: COMPACT DISC
Soustrot, Marc; Mao-Takacs, Clément; Mercier, Jacques; Ensemble Initium; Lorraine National Orchestra; Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg; Demarquette, Henri; Atzmon, Moshe; Bretagne Orchestra; Karabits, Kirill; Antonioli, Jean-François
Timpani is proud to have the greater part of the recordings of concertante works with one of the finest French cellists, Henri Demarquette. Disliking ‘recital discs’, he has always declared himself present for championing works from the French repertory that have never or have rarely been played, giving first recordings of La Légende by Cras, Rhapsodie by Ropartz, Poème romanesque by Gaubert, Introït, Récit Congé by Schmitt. And he has found in Jacques Mercier, Marc Soustrot and others, and in orchestras such as those of Luxembourg and Lorraine, musicians fully attentive to the inflexions of his bow. This release that sums up a whole period in the musical life of Henri Demarquette, invites us to discover a few little known aspects of the French repertory for cello and orchestra. How can one not be charmed, in listening to these works, by the originality, the expression, the lyrical beauty, the orchestral and instrumental invention?