Sol & Pat
Sol & Pat
- Duo for Violin and Cello in D Minor, Op. 7: III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento - PrestoComposer(s) Zoltán KodályArtist(s) Patricia Kopatchinskaja Sol Gabetta
Duo for Violin and Cello in D Minor, Op. 7: III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento - Presto02:35$2.30
Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta celebrate their twenty year collaboration and friendship with a programme for a rather rare combination: the violin-cello duo. It was awarded the 2022 Chamber Recording of the Year by Limelight.
‘We’re like two sisters, on stage and in life’, as Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta like to say. In parallel with their dazzling solo careers, they have frequently got together for concerts in trio or double concerto formation (like the one written for them by Francisco Coll, recently released on ALPHA580). But they have conceived their new recording for a rather rare combination, the violin-cello duo – with the aim of choosing pieces they found interesting either stylistically or for the way they use the instruments.
The programme includes the Duo written by Zoltán Kodály in 1914, which was not premiered until 1924, two years after Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello, along with a few forays into the Baroque period (Leclair, Scarlatti, Bach) and, of course, works by twenty-first-century composers to whom the two soloists are very close: Jörg Widmann, Francisco Coll and Julien-François Zbinden are on the itinerary of this introspective journey into the generous world of two total artists.