【SONY】Sol Gabetta : Prayer 修儿.嘉碧妲 : 祈祷
修儿．嘉碧妲 Sol Gabetta (大提琴)
肯迪达．汤普森Candida Thompson, artistic director (指挥)
阿姆斯特丹小交响乐团 Amsterdam Sinfonietta
里奥纳德．史拉特金Leonard Slatkin, conductor (指挥)
里昂国家管弦乐团 Orchestre National de Lyon
发行公司： SONY MUSIC [发行商品]
产品制造地： 欧美 .
发行类型： 乐团 . 大提琴 . 管弦乐 . 古典 . CD .
Audio CD (October 28, 2014)
Number of Discs: 1
Release date:20th Oct 2014
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By Ralph Moore TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 22, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Since 2007, Sol Gabetta has accumulated a discography that must be the envy of many another classical instrumental soloist; this is her latest release on the Sony label which takes Jewishness as its theme, the exception being the final encore number written by Pablo Casals. However, Casals greatly admired Ernest Bloch and although the composer dedicated his "Méditation hébraïque" to him, Casals did not himself record "Schelomo" but the sombre beauty of his own composition, with its descending minor intervals, certainly sounds as if it had drawn its inspiration from the Jewish tradition.
We are given only an hour's music but as it is predominately elegiac and mournful in character, perhaps that is wise. However, "Nigun" is more rhapsodic despite its sorrowfulness and the Shostakovich pieces are less melancholy despite such titles as "The Song of Misery"; Shostakovich mines a vein of wry, ironic mawkishness so expressive of this composer's sensibility. In the "Méditation hébraïque", Bloch exploits the deepest register of the cello and its theme is typically built around falling minor fifths. "Schelomo" is by far the longest piece here; in it, the cello figures the voice of the wise king himself, and purports to tell his story musically and thematically rather than as a chronological narrative, although the general listener is more likely to hear the work in more less specific terms as a threnody for the suffering of the Jewish nation.
I have heard Gabetta live and although I admired her beauty of tone I did not find her sound very large; it is evident that this recording has placed the cello very forwardly in the sound picture; as a result, her breathing is sometimes too prominent and the orchestra is rather recessed, so we must accept that this is not a very natural soundscape, for all that we are allowed to appreciate the nuances of her playing. I was especially struck by Gabetta's willingness to vary her vibrato, sometimes accentuating it to mimic the wailing quality of a cantor's lament, as on the long, drawn-out concluding C of the opening "Prayer", and elsewhere fining down her tone to an unpulsed pianissimo. Her intonation is superb and she makes telling use of quarter-tone slides to enhance the intensity of yearning in the music; again, it is the vocal quality of her playing which is striking.
This issue is attractively packaged in the light cardboard slipcase increasingly favoured by recording companies, with notes in three languages.
对我来说，只要一听就明白她的本领，甚至不用买唱片，YouTube就不但有很多她的录音，更有录影。她的演奏风格非常豪放，是很有劲的作风。据说她用弓的狠，令到弓毛特别需要不断更换（我想起Diana Vishneva说她的芭蕾鞋的消耗是大约每天一双）。似乎能流利操一切欧洲语言，她的父母分别是俄裔和法裔，生於阿根廷，现居瑞士，主要在德语区活动，她拥有国际化的背景。当年全家先迁马德里，父母送她学艺於罗斯卓波维契徒弟Ivan Monighetti之门，后来师父迁往瑞士，她的父母为此也迁居。她的第二个师父David Geringas也是罗斯卓波维契的弟子。在2004年，正值她22岁时，更赢得国际音乐比赛一举成名。
Sol Gabetta 修儿．嘉碧妲来自阿根廷、拥有法国和俄国血统的大提琴家嘉碧妲是位笑容非常亲切、不喜欢以严肃面貌示人的音乐家。在巴赛尔音乐院（BaselAcademy of Music）担任教职。
“Prayer” offers the listener an intimate and meditative musical journey, with poignantly chosen pieces.
Sol was inspired to record this album from her experience of playing the piece “Prayer” by Swiss-born Jewish composer Ernest Bloch as an encore in her concerts – she always found the audience was deeply moved and longed for more music of this kind.
As she searched to expand this repertoire, she came across other pieces by Bloch, Dmitri Shostakovich and the cellist Pablo Casals.
The majority of the pieces on this CD are inspired by religious Jewish themes.
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:06 | 138 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2014
In every regard this is an outstanding CD. The recording quality is impressively clear yet warm, the orchestral playing well-boned and incisive, and the repertoire extremely varied. Sol Gabetta shines at every turn. Her technical command is absolute – as a pupil of Monighetti and Geringas, the legacy of Rostropovich seems firmly in place. More importantly, her nuance on shaping phrases is tasteful and expressive, and her sense of line always follows for a forward impetus in the music. Her impassioned playing of Respighi Adagio con variazioni fully exploits the music’s lyrical aspects, while Dvorak’s Waldesruhe is particularly evocative, and she brings a sense of rustic verve to the same composer’s Rondo, again delivered with impeccable assurance.
01. From Jewish Life I. Prayer
02. From Jewish Life Ii. Supplication
03. From Jewish Life Iii. Jewish Song
04. Baal Shem Ii. Nigun
05. Meditation Hebraique
06. From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79 Iii. Lullaby (Arr. For Cello And String Orchestra)
07. V. A Warning (Arr. For Cello And String Orchestra)
08. From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79 Vii. The Song Of Misery (Arr. For Cello And String Orchestra)
09. X. The Young Girl's Song (Arr. For Cello And String Orchestra)
11. Song Of The Birds