Climate Changes

Climate Changes

EPRC 009 JAN PAS, CELLO - STEFANO VISMARA, PIANO F. POULENC – C. DEBUSSY – O. MESSIAEN – J. FONTYN

Climate Changes

Cello virtuoso Jan Pas is one the best-kept secrets of Belgian classical music. Although he became the cello solo in the Monnaie Opera Orchestra at a prodigiously young age (18), and now plays in the Staatsoper Stuttgart and the Bayreuther Festspielorchester, he has almost no solo recordings to his name. In order to fill this void, the Evil Penguin gave Pas carte blanche to record his repertoire of choice, a challenge he decided to accept with his long-time musical partner, the Italian pianist Stefano Vismara. Under the suggestive title Climate Changes, Pas and Vismara track the emergence of the new musical language of the 20th century, from Debussy’s monumental Cellosonata (1915), over Messiaen’s and Poulenc’s mid century classics, to the delicately enigmatic Six Climats by Jan Pas’ compatriot Jacqueline Fontyn’s (°1930), which appropriately rounds off the programme by paying hommage to Debussy’s impressionism as well as to Messiaen’s sensitivity and poetry.

Tracklist

1. Sonata for Cello and Piano : I. Allegro tempo di marcia (05:56) - F. Poulenc
2. Sonata for Cello and Piano : II. Cavatine (06:16) - F. Poulenc
3. Sonata for Cello and Piano : III. Ballabile (03:53) - F. Poulenc
4. Sonata for Cello and Piano : IV. Finale (06:50) - F. Poulenc
5. Sonata for Cello and Piano L 135 : I. Prologue (04:21) - C. Debussy
6. Sonata for Cello and Piano L 135 : II. Sérénade (03:23) - C. Debussy
7. Sonata for Cello and Piano L 135 : III. Finale (03:43) - C. Debussy
8. Six Climats : I (02:24) - J. Fontyn
9. Six Climats : II (01:33) - J. Fontyn
10. Six Climats : III (01:32) - J. Fontyn
11. Six Climats : IV (01:43) - J. Fontyn
12. Six Climats : V (02:36) - J. Fontyn
13. Six Climats : VI (03:22) - J. Fontyn
14. Quatuor pour la fin du temps : Louange à l'éternité de Jésus (08:47) - O. Messiaen

Climate Changes