こんなチェロ・デュオを演奏したい

私のfavorite cello duoを紹介します。

スイス生まれの兄弟、トーマス&パトリック・ディメンガです。

YouTubeで演奏しているのはバリエールの2本のチェロのためのソナタ第10番です。

この曲は一見簡単なようですが、実は彼らの演奏のように軽快な中に旋律の美しさを伝えるのは難しいのです。チェロという楽器の特色をとてもよく伝えています。下手な人間が演奏すると、もっとゴツゴツした下品な演奏になりやすいのです。

実は私の就寝時のバックグラウンドミュージックでもあります。この曲を聴くと、1日が終わったサインとして、リラックスできるのです。

私は寝付きの良さには自信があるのですが、もしあなたが不眠症に悩んでおられるのであれば、ぜひこの曲を、彼らの演奏でお聴きください。

参考まで、紹介文をYouTubeから引用します。

Thomas and Patrick Demenga: Sonata No.10 for two Cellos by Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707 1747) Recorded at Jazzclub Moods, Zurich, March 16, 2007 Cameras: Marianne and Juerg Rufer Audio Engineering: Willy Strehler, Klangdach Editing and DVD-Production: Juerg Rufer A Dingo and Fox Production ©2008, Thomas and Patrick Demenga, Barry Guy Thomas Demenga – Cellist and Composer Thomas Demenga, born 1954 in Berne, Switzerland, studied with Walter Grimmer, Antonio Janigro, Leonard Rose and Mstislav Rostropovich, among others. Important chamber-musical influences were Claus Adam, Felix Galimir and Robert Mann at the Juilliard School in New York. As an internationally renowned soloist, composer and teacher, Thomas Demenga counts among the most outstanding cellists and musicians of our time. He has performed at important festivals and musical centres around the globe and shared the stage with fellow musicians such as Heinz Holliger, Gidon Kremer, Thomas Larcher, Paul Meyer, Aurèle Nicolet, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Thomas Zehetmair and Tabea Zimmermann. He works with conductors such as Moshe Atzmon, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Claus Peter Flor, Howard Griffiths, Heinz Holliger, Armon Jordan, Okko Kamu, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dennis Russell Davies, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sándor Végh, Mario Venzago, and Hiroshi Wakasugi. Thomas Demengas artistic work is determined by intensive confron-tation with different historical eras and styles of interpretation and composition. He dedicates himself with particular intensity to New Music and is also active as an improviser. Thus his individual voice as a composer and interpreter of 20th and 21st century works (among them important prèmieres) gives a new and complementary dimension to both the historical performance practice of baroque music and his virtuoso interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire. In 1991 he was the first Swiss composer to be awarded first prize for his composition «solo per due» by the congress of the «Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs». Since 1980 Thomas Demenga has led a class for students and soloists at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. In August 2000 he was composer-in-residence at the Davos Festival, «Young Artists in Concert», and was subsequently appointed artistic director of the festival. In 2006 he gave up this position in order to commit himself fully to performing and composing again. In the Lucerne Festival in summer 2003, Thomas Demenga participated as «artiste étoile», succeeding Sabine Meyer (2000), Anne-Sophie Mutter (2001) and Alfred Brendel (2002), Thomas Quasthoff (2004), Christian Tetzlaff (2005) and Emanuel Pahud (2006). Thomas Demengas work is documented impressively on a number of CD recordings on the ECM New Series label. In 2002 ECM issued the final volume of a widely-acclaimed series begun in the mid-80s whicgh combined Bachs solo suites with works by modern composers such as Holliger, Carter, Veress, Zimmermann, Yun and Hosokawa. His latest CD “Chongur” with Thomas Larcher and accordianist Teodoro Anzellotti has been awarded with the “Deutsche Schallplattenpreis”, “Fono Forum: Star of the Months”, “Grammaphone: Editors Choice” and “Le monde de la musique: le choc du mois” (ECM 1914). Patrick Demenga Cello Der 1962 geborene Musiker studierte am Konservatorium Bern, bei Boris Pergamenschikow in Köln und bei Harvey Shapiro in New York. Mehrere Preise dokumentieren den Beginn seiner Karriere und heute zählt er international zu den renommiertesten Cellisten. Als Solist und Kammermusiker tritt er regelmässig an den grossen Festivals und in bekannten Musikzentren auf und arbeitet mit namhaften Musikerpersönlichkeiten (wie Heinz Holliger, Mario Venzago, Dennis Russel Davies u.v.m.) und Orchestern (wie Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, RSO Wien, Camerata Bern, Münchner Kammerorchester, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande u.v.a.) zusammen. Zahlreiche Radio- und Fernsehaufnahmen sowie Schallplatten- und CD -Einspielungen haben ihn einem internationalen Publikum bekannt gemacht. Patrick Demenga leitet eine Konzertausbildungsklasse am Conservatoire de Lausanne und unterrichtet an verschiedenen internationalen Meisterkursen. Ausserdem ist er künstlerischer Leiter der Vier Jahreszeiten-Konzerte in Blumenstein, des Cellofestivals VIVA CELLO und der Musikfestwoche Meiringen. Als Musiker bewegt sich Patrick Demenga gerne im Spannungsfeld grosser Komponisten – grosser Werke und Zeitgenössischer Musik. Gerade in dieser Verbindung sieht er den Reiz der musikalischen Auseinandersetzung und findet zu seiner aussergewöhnlichen Ausdruckskraft. Selection of programmes see www.maya-recordings.com and www.intaktrec.ch