Ophélie Gaillard

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:25 minutes | 1.07 GB
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Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, land of freedom, open to the world, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. Rightly or wrongly, the young nation, in full economic expansion, embodied a land of redemption for the composers brought together by Ophélie Gaillard. After Alvorada, her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile, whether suffered or deliberately chosen.
Sandrine Chatron, Ophélie Gaillard & Michael Bennett - A British Promenade (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sandrine Chatron, Ophélie Gaillard & Michael Bennett - A British Promenade (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:24 minutes | 1.03 GB
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Comme le titre de son nouveau disque « A British Promenade » l'indique, la harpiste Sandrine Chatron nous propose une déambulation musicale dans l'Angleterre du début du xxe siècle. On y croise des compositeurs rares au disque, comme Herbert Howells ou Cyril Scott, mais aussi Benjamin Britten. Les pages qu'ils composèrent pour la harpe nous transportent dans les paysages côtiers ou plus champêtres de nos voisins anglais. Leurs évocations sont également déclinées par la chaleur du violoncelle d'Ophélie Gaillard et le lyrisme du ténor Michael Bennett qui viennent enrichir la palette sonore de l'époque en faisant contrepoint à l'expression plus pointilliste de la harpe.
Ophélie Gaillard & Edna Stern - Chopin: Œuvres pour piano et violoncelle (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Ophélie Gaillard & Edna Stern - Chopin: Œuvres pour piano et violoncelle (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 62:10 minutes | 567 MB
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The cello was Frederic Chopin s other favorite instrument. He loved for its closeness to the human voice. Chopin took an interest in opera from an early age, becoming what today we would call an opera buff. He was familiar with the voices of all the singers of his time, flirted with the German soprano Henriette Sontag and fell in love with singer Constantia Gladkowska, from whom he penned several superb pieces. When Chopin composed for cello, he heard the voice in its music. Ophelie Gaillard has thus chosen to pay tribute to the poet of the piano through the voice of the cello.

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 31, 2017
Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:25 min | 274 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. The young nation embodied a land free from repression for the composers brought together here by Ophélie Gaillard in the spirit of humanism. After 'Alvorada', her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile. She gives us a film score (Korngold's Concerto), a prayer (From Jewish Life), an Hebraic narrative (Schelomo), a lullaby, a wedding dance… The spirit of celebration, tenderness, religious meditation: so many facets of daily life and the culture of several generations of Jewish immigrants.
Ophélie Gaillard, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, Fabio Di Càsola - Brahms (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Ophélie Gaillard, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, Fabio Di Càsola - Brahms (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 75:25 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Brahms's important output of 24 chamber scores dominated the second half of the 19th century, as that of Beethoven had dominated the first half. His corpus was thus a response to that of Beethoven, his model, and to that of Mendelssohn, who was likewise born in Hamburg and also composed two cello sonatas. In 1890, aged only 57, Brahms resolved to give up composing but he had reckoned without the inspiration that his meeting with the Meiningen clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld was to have on his creative imagination. He subsequently added four scores for clarinet to his output, including this Trio Op. 114. Louis Schwizgebel-Wang was
Ophélie Gaillard - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Vol. 2 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Ophélie Gaillard - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Vol. 2
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 80:59 min | 1.48 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

After the success of their first volume Ophélie Gaillard and Pulcinella propose a second disc devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach's most talented and surprising son, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788). The Sinfonia in C major expresses multiple emotions, ranging from irrepressible suffering in the Adagio to joyous release and insouciance in the concluding Allegretto, tinged with near-Mozartian grace. The Cello Concerto in B flat reveals the influence of the waning Baroque era and Vivaldi in particular.

Ophélie Gaillard - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at April 10, 2016
Ophélie Gaillard - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Vol. 2 (2016)

Ophélie Gaillard - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:20:59 | 186 MB
Label: Aparté

Loin d’être un pâle épigone de son père qu’il admirait tant et dont il fut l’un des plus ardents défenseurs, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach se révèle ici dans toute sa singularité en réinventant littéralement les genres auxquels il touche. Il révolutionne le concerto et la symphonie, bouleverse les formes et les codes ; dans ses concertos pour violoncelle, l’instrument solo n’est plus l’émanation de la basse ou du tissu orchestral, il incarne bel et bien un instrument positionné face à l’orchestre, créant un dialogue tantôt violent, tantôt d’une extrême sensualité. « CPE » annonce ainsi les heures de gloire du violoncelle dans les répertoires classique puis romantique, de Haydn à Schumann.
Ophelie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012 (2011) 2CDs

Ophélie Gaillard - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 319 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP017 | Time: 02:16:57

Over the years, the Bach Suites have become a monument of the cello repertoire, to which all cellists return regularly. Some of the greatest did not record these works until they reached their years of maturity (Casals was over 60, Rostropovich was 63), while others have not hesitated to present several versions (Yo-Yo Ma, 1990, 1998; Janos Starker, 1957, 1963, 1983). Ophélie Gaillard’s first recording of the Suites, released on Ambrosie in 2000, was highly acclaimed internationally by the critics and her performance earned her a French Classical Music Award (Victoire) as a "Revelation" in the Solo Instrumentalist category. Ten years later, at the request of Nicolas Bartholomée, artistic director of Aparte and indeed Ambroisie, she agreed to record a new version on a cello made in 1737 by Matteo Goffriller, a contemporary of J. S. Bach. Ophélie Gaillard had already given us a reference performance of these pieces. Now we discover a prodigiously renewed vision of this masterpiece.
Ophelie Gaillard, Ensemble Pulcinella - Bach Arias (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ophelie Gaillard, Ensemble Pulcinella - Bach Arias (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:24 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Booklet

Bach's cantatas make use of an amazing diversity of instruments, both old and new. Among the 'new' instruments was the violoncello piccolo, a rare type of cello that was popular for a brief period at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The addition of a fifth, higher string provided the instrument a unique lightness and delicacy in the upper registers. This collection featuring cellist Ophelie Gaillard and the ensemble Pulcinella focuses on arias from Bach's cantatas that are scored for the violoncello piccolo. The arias are interspersed with instrumental transcriptions from the Schubler Chorales and the Orgelbüchlein. Vocal soloists include soprano Sandrine Piau, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and alto Christophe Dumaux.

Ophelie Gaillard - Dreams (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/44]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at April 11, 2017
Ophelie Gaillard - Dreams (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Ophelie Gaillard - Dreams (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 54:40 minutes | 545 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Craig Leon, who created the transcriptions for Joshua Bell on his Sony Classics release entitled Romance of the Violin, now arranges transcriptions for the cellist Ophelie Gaillard on the new Aparte label. His arrangements has given Gaillard the opportunity to revive the long standing tradition of cellists, from Piatigorsky to Casals, who have played crowd-pleasing transcriptions of great works. Accompanied by the rich sound of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, she weaves an elegant tapestry of favorite classics.