Arts-Scène Diffusion

Pascal Amoyel


Tout un monde lointain

Henri Dutilleux - Claude Debussy

Tout un monde lointain

Harmonia Mundi, 2015

Emmanuelle Bertrand cello
Pascal Amoyel piano
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, dir. James Gaffigan

On the occasion of the centenary of Henri Dutilleux, Emmanuelle Bertrand honors one of her greatest masters by recording the two masterpieces that he devoted to the cello. The Sonata by Debussy, created a few months before the birth of Dutilleux, resonates as the source of a renewed language over the twentieth century. A sound and poetic journey that describes a distant world… Tout un monde lointain


Kate Molleson, The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

James Gaffigan and the Lucerne orchestra tread that tricky line in Dutilleux between sensuous imagery and intense technical refinement, while Emmanuelle Bertrand makes stunning sounds on her cello – now breathy and exquisite, now deep and spicy. The disc opens with Dutilleux’s mystical little solo Strophes and contains a gleaming performance of Debussy’s Cello Sonata from Bertrand and pianist Pascal Amoyel. Read full article

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