Anastasia Feruleva and Frank van de Laar bring some light in uncertain times. Enjoy a special musical duo that performs equally special works. L’esprit du temps includes the duo performing music from the period after the First World War with works from Igor Stravinsky, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, and George Enescu.
“Now that the whole world is literally and figuratively shaken up, we want to reach people with special music from a time in which everything was also at risk: the period after the First World War. We want to convey an artistic message in which quality and content are central and not the volatility of social media.”
Anastasia Feruleva – Cello
Frank van de Laar – Piano
Total time: 01:01:50
|Analog to Digital Converters||
Hapi & Anubis, Merging Technologies
Furutech Custom Microphone Cables, Balanced Interlinks, Power Cables, Loudspeaker Cables
Grimm Audio CC2 at 352.8 kHz
DPA d:dicare 4006A, DPA d:dicate 4015A, Sony C100
JCAT Net Card Femto, JCAT M12 Switch Gold, Furutech e-TP609E NCF, Furutech NCF Boosters, R.T.F.S. Acoustic Modules
KEF Blade Two loudspeakers, KEF LS50 loudspeakers, Hegel H30 amplifiers, Sennheiser HD800S headphones
|Original Recording Format|
Marc van Wageningen
Furutech Daytona 303E, CAD Ground Control GC1
Westvest90 Church in Schiedam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, on August 21-24, 2020
|Release Date||April 22, 2021|
Lyricism is a key word. In the music itself but also in the round, warm and relaxed playing of Anastasia Feruleva, in the sparkling accompaniment of Frank van de Laar and in the recording, which gives attention to the smallest details.
Anastasia Feruleva and Frank van de Laar have released the album ‘L’esprit du temps’, with music from the period after the First World War. Composers such as Igor Strawinsky, George Enescu and the sisters Nadia and Lily Boulanger come into the limelight. The rarely played ‘Cello sonata op. 26 no.2’ by Enescu is, in the duo’s opinion, one of the highlights of the cello repertoire of the twentieth century.
In recent years they have often performed this extremely refined, differentiated, and complex work to constantly discover new layers and details. Also special is the recording of ‘D’un soir triste’ by Lili Boulanger, a work known in versions for orchestra and piano trio.
Due to the early death of the composer, the third variant, for cello and piano, has remained unpublished to this day. Based on the original manuscript it has been completed by the duo. A true album premiere! Finally, Strawinsky’s ‘Suite Italienne’ and Nadia Boulanger’s ‘Trois pièces’ complete the picture, bringing to life the spirit of the famous ‘Salon Boulanger’ in Paris.
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