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Win 1 of 5 Signed Copies of VC Artist Edgar Moreau's New "Weinberg & Dutilleux Cello Concertos" CD

Released on Erato Records, the new album features Weinberg’s Concerto in C minor and Henri Dutilleux’s 'Tout un monde lointain'

 

The Violin Channel is this week giving away five personally autographed copies of VC Artist Edgar Moreau's latest album, "Weinberg & Dutilleux Cello Concertos" released on Erato Records.

 

Recorded with WDR Sinfonieorchester and conductor Andris PogaVC Artist and Cellist Edgar Moreau, the album consists of two concertante works from the mid-20th century: Weinberg’s Concerto in C minor (1956) and Henri Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain (1970).

 

Weinberg’s four movement work was the only concerto he wrote for cello, within a diverse output of compositions for different instrumental settings. He often drew influence from Shostakovich, whom he was mentored by. Weinberg’s Cello Concerto was reshaped from a shorter work that he abandoned during Stalin’s campaign. The composer returned to the manuscript in 1957, four years after the Soviet dictator’s death, and expanded each of its movements. Both pensive and optimistic, the work presents a paradox similar to that of Weinberg's life.

Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain was composed between 1967 and 1970. The title was inspired by 19th-century French author Charles Baudelaire’s revolutionary collection of poems, Les fleurs du mal. The work evokes a distant world, with five movements and a first theme that returns at the end of the entire work.

Both cello concertos were premiered by and written for cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who advocated for the works within the cello repertoire.

 

"This CD is about very special and very unusual repertoire," Edgar Moreau told The Violin Channel. "That’s also my mission, to be able to represent pieces that are not so famous or often recorded. We recorded this with the WDR Sinfonieorchester and conductor Andris Poga.

"We really focused on being respectful of the composers," he continued. "Weinberg and his Jewish Polish identity with a lot of folklore in his music and Dutilleux, so French but also very poetic and abstract.

 

Entries close Sunday, January 14, 2023.

 

 

 

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