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OUT NOW | British Cellist Laura van der Heijden’s Debut Album: ‘1948’ [LISTEN]

Champs Hill Records has announced the release of British cellist, Laura van der Heijden’s debut album '1948'

Champs Hill Records has announced the release of 20-year-old British cellist, Laura van der Heijden’s debut album 1948 – featuring Prokofiev's Cello Sonata in C Major, plus cello and piano duo works by Soviet composers Yuri Shaporin, Nikolai Myaskovsky and Anatoly Lyadov.

Recorded with pianist Petr Limonov, the disc is conceptualized around the art, music and literature of the Soviet era.



"Due to my relationship with Russian culture through, amongst others, my cello teacher Leonid Gorokhov, I felt that it was right for me to choose Russian repertoire for my debut CD ..." Laura has told The Violin Channel.

"I feel very passionately about the Prokofiev Sonata ... and also wanted to include some lesser known works that deserve to be heard more often ..." the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition winner has said.

"With this CD we wanted to show the resilience and inspiration of composers writing music under great oppression ... and how each composer reacted differently to the restrictions imposed by the regime."

Track previews available now on Amazon and iTunes:

1948: Russian Works for Cello and Piano |CD|

Laura van der Heijden, Cello

Petr Limonov, Piano

Release Date: February 2, 2018

Champs Hill Records

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