na sklade / dostupné okamžite
Casimir Ney, Gaetano Donizetti, Henri Vieuxtemps, Jacques Féréol Mazas, Vincenzo Bellini
Antoine Tamestit , Cédric Tiberghien
Bel Canto: Tamestit & Tiberghien
Voice of the Viola
Casta Diva (from Norma)
Il faut partir (from La fille du régiment)
L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)
Le Songe - Elégie on La Favorita by Donizetti, Op. 92
XVe Prélude for solo viola
Viola Sonata in B flat, Op. 36
Elegie for viola and piano, Op. 30
Capriccio in C Minor, 'Hommage à Paganini,' Op. 55
Going well beyond mere historical interest, this album unveils the charms of a repertoire that delighted Parisian concert halls and salons throughout the 19th century. It demonstrates how the viola finally emerged from the violin’s shadow thanks to virtuoso playing, now resuscitated by the talent of Antoine Tamestit and Cédric Tiberghien in pieces which offer much more than the exquisite languors of bel canto. Italian for 'beautiful singing' or 'beautiful song', the term remains vague and ambiguous but is commonly used to evoke a lost singing tradition; in this case the famed singing tone of Antoine Tamestit's viola, a 1672 Stradivarius, loaned by the Habisreutinger Foundation.
Born in Paris, Antoine Tamestit studied with Jesse Levine at Yale University and with Tabea Zimmermann. He has won several coveted prizes including the William Primrose Competition, first prize at the Young Concert Artists (YCAT) international auditions, a place on BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists Scheme and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
Antoine Tamestit’s distinguished discography includes Berlioz’s 'Harold en Italie', which was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev and released in 2015 by LSO Live. For Naïve he has recorded three of the Bach Suites, Hindemith solo and concertante works recorded with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi, and an earlier recording of 'Harold' with Marc Minkowski and Les Musicians du Louvre.
This particular diva is the viola; its servant is Antoine Tamestit, here making his first solo recording for harmonia mundi.