Arts-Scène Diffusion

Emmanuelle Bertrand


Romantic Cello

Alkan - Saint-Saëns - Liszt - Grieg - Strauss

Romantic Cello

Harmonia Mundi, 2011

Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello
Pascal Amoyel, piano

The 'INITIALES' series is an invitation to discover the artists of  harmonia mundi. In the fifteen years since she began her recording career with a programme of contemporary music, Emmanuelle Bertrand has added to her repertoire the finest Romantic sonatas for cello and piano, performed with her long-standing duo partner Pascal Amoyel. Their joint explorations are highlighted in this double album featuring works by Alkan, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, and Strauss.


ALKAN, Charles-Valentin Concert sonata for piano and cello opus 47 in E major

SAINT-SAËNS Sonata n ° 1 for cello and piano in C minor

Second elegy
The dismal gondola
Forgotten romance

GRIEG Lyric pieces

STRAUSS, Richard
Romance AV 75
Sonata for cello and piano in F major


Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine, December 2011

Rich pickings! Alkan and R Strauss Sonatas are given suitably grandiose performances. Bertrand and Amoyel complement each other superbly *****

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