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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
For this album, Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta has chosen a program of arrangements of vocal music, the majority of which come from French opera. The result is a pleasant if plain recital. Most of the selections are straight transcriptions in which the cello simply plays the vocal line, accompanied by orchestra. Gabetta's playing is warmly lyrical but unexceptional, and not much personality or interpretive originality comes across. Even a showstopper like the Seguidilla from "Carmen," which ought to be an opportunity for flamboyant display and it's certainly treated that way by the singers is blandly straightforward. The Prague Philharmonic, led by Charles ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
For this album, Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta has chosen a program of arrangements of vocal music, the majority of which come from French opera. The result is a pleasant if plain recital. Most of the selections are straight transcriptions in which the cello simply plays the vocal line, accompanied by orchestra. Gabetta's playing is warmly lyrical but unexceptional, and not much personality or interpretive originality comes across. Even a showstopper like the Seguidilla from "Carmen," which ought to be an opportunity for flamboyant display and it's certainly treated that way by the singers is blandly straightforward. The Prague Philharmonic, led by Charles Olivieri-Munroe, offers a supportive accompaniment. The piece that's the most fun is an arrangement of Largo al factotum from "Il barbiere di Siviglia," made by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco for cello and piano. It is quite a departure from Rossini and is full of zany surprises, allowing Gabetta to display some virtuosity. The album is most likely to be of interest to listeners looking for mellow, restful selections that could be used as background music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886973596227
  • Catalog Number: 735962

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah! Je Veux Vivre - Charles Gounod & Sol Gabetta (3:46)
  2. 2 La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Promptes À Servir La Pratique - Jacques Offenbach & Sol Gabetta (2:30)
  3. 3 Work(s): O Mon Cher Amant, Je Te Jure Que Je T'Aime - Jacques Offenbach & Sol Gabetta (2:17)
  4. 4 Carmen, opera: Je Dis Que Rien Ne M'Épouvante - Georges Bizet & Sol Gabetta (6:09)
  5. 5 Carmen, opera: Près Des Remparts De Séville - Georges Bizet & Sol Gabetta (2:49)
  6. 6 Les Filles de Cadix, bolero for voice & piano (or orchestra): Les Filles De Cadix - Léo Delibes & Sol Gabetta (3:10)
  7. 7 Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Connais-Tu Le Pays Où Fleurit L'Oranger? - Ambroise Thomas & Sol Gabetta (4:40)
  8. 8 Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Whither, Whither Have You Vanished? (Lenski's Aria - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Sol Gabetta (5:30)
  9. 9 None but the lonely heart, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/6 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Sol Gabetta (2:46)
  10. 10 Songs of the Auvergne, for voice & orchestra in 5 series: [Excerpt] - Joseph Canteloube & Sol Gabetta (2:51)
  11. 11 A Chloris, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II") - Reynaldo Hahn & Sol Gabetta (2:30)
  12. 12 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Sol Gabetta (5:40)
  13. 13 L'Amour est un bouquet de violettes, song (for the film "Violettes Impériales") - Francis López & Sol Gabetta (2:37)
  14. 14 Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Figaro's Aria - Gioachino Rossini & Mihaela Ursuleasa (6:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sol Gabetta Primary Artist
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