Sony Classical has this month announced the release of German cellist Raphaela Gromes‘ new CD: Offenbach.
Recorded with pianist Julian Riem and cellist Wen-Sinn Yang, the disc features Offenbach’s Danse bohémienne, Deux âmes au ciel, Introduction et Valse melancolique, Reverie au bord de la mer, La course en traineau, Duo for 2 Cellos, Les Larmes de Jacqueline, Tarantelle – and Barcarolle from Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
”My inspiration was Offenbach’s work for cello itself – which covers a great variety of virtuoso pieces, deep sentiments and humorous aspects …” Raphaela has told The Violin Channel.
“Offenbach’s 200th birthday was a great opportunity to record some of these pieces and make them available … some of them even for the first time ever …” the 28-year-old virtuoso has said.
”I wish to share my fascination and love of Offenbach’s music, those unique and deeply touching melodies and the captivating joy.”
Raphaela Gromes, Cello
Julian Riem, Piano
Wen-Sinn Yang, Cello
Label: Sony Classical
Release Date: June 14, 2019