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By Nicolas Tulliez and Raphael Perraud. By Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi, Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), Max Bruch (1838-1920), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), and Ernest Bloch (1880-1959). Classical. CD. Naxos #DSK4176. Published by Naxos (NX.DSK4176).
Item Number: NX.DSK4176
This album is, first of all, the fruit of an encounter, a few years ago, between two solo performers during concerts benefitting the city of Fukushima. In this place that has now become symbolic, the desire to share and disseminate a singular experience to as many people as possible materialized in this recording project. Based on the combination of harp and cello, starting with Schubert's 'Arpeggione' Sonata, the programme places the emphasis on meditative pieces, both secular and sacred. However, they belong to different traditions, and the programme can also be listened to as a musical journey. Appointed principal cello of the Orchestre National de France in 2005, under the artistic direction of Kurt Masur at the time, Raphael Perraud has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Orchestre National de France, Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Josef Suk Chamber Orchestra. Winner of several international competitions, he won, in particular, the Prague Spring International Music Competition in 1994. Born and raised in Paris, Nicolas Tulliez holds a Bachelor of Music from the Julliard School, an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, and a Master of Music from Yale University. His teachers include Pierre Jamet, Nancy Allen and Judy Loman. Winner of many competitions and scholarships, he has performed as a soloist all over Europea, the United States, Canada and Asia.