Emmanuelle Bertrand & Pascal Amoyel
Saturday, 14. August 2021 / 19.30
My slumber grows ever quieter – Romantic music for violoncello and piano with the French duo in the enchanting Bergkirche.
Emmanuelle Bertrand, Violoncello
Pascal Amoyel, Piano
Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E minor for violoncello and piano op. 38
Robert Schumann: Excerpts from Carnaval op. 9 Pierrot, Arlequin, Valse noble, Eusebius
Edvard Grieg: Sonata in A minor for piano and violoncello op. 36
The French cello has its muse, and her name is Emmanuelle Bertrand, wrote Diapason magazine (December 2015) of the French cellist. Anyone who hears Emmanuelle Bertrand play must actually immediately fall in love with her sound, said NDRKultur.
Emmanuelle Bertrand and the pianist Pascal Amoyel have been a duo since 1999 and are both amongst the most sought-after soloists in France on their respective instruments. When the artist duo plays together, one senses that they simply understand each other blindly and can immerse themselves completely in the music. Their moving, profound renditions are the result of finely balanced interplay.
Their previous recordings of cello sonatas by Shostakovich (2013), Chopin (2015) and Saint-Saëns (2017) have been awarded important critics’ prizes such as the Diapason d’Or and the Cannes Classical Award.