Italian concertos & sonatas

At the beginning of the seventeenth century the violin set out on its march of conquest as a solo instrument. Before then the violin was not thought highly of, but the French theorist Martin Mersenne (1588-1648) called it the king of instruments and praised it for its versatility. It lasted almost a half century before the expressive potential of the (violon)cello, the lyrical tenor and sonorous bass of the same Family of instruments, was discovered.

Review :
"But Lucia Swarts has made a nice choice and plays these four sonatas impressively. There is no lack of technical brilliance, but she focuses on the sonata's content, and reveals their beauty, playing with differentiation and much refinement. On the other discs she is equally convincing. Vivaldi's sonatas are given energetic interpretations, with an infectious drive which is also due to the excellent playing of the basso continuo group. In the concertos the cooperation with Teatro Lirico is immaculate. The extraverted and the more lyrical moments come off equally well.
This set is a garden of pleasure for every cello fan. Purchase and enjoy!"

Johan van Veen


Bach after Bach vol.1

Lucia Swarts, cello
Leo van Doeselaar, piano


Boccherini Cello Sonatas

in recensieblad Luister met een 10 bekroond

"De cellosonates van Luigi Boccherini, uitgevoerd door de cellisten Lucia Swarts en Richte van der Meer, begeleid door gitarist Stephen Stubbs. Boccherini, tijdgenoot van Mozart, zijn muziek ademt een opvallende frisheid en is opgewekt van aard met hier en daar een serieus moment in een langzaam deel.
Een cd die de luisteraar veel genoegen zal doen."

Lees de volledige recensie.


Italian Concertos

Lucia Swarts, cello

m.m.v. Teatro Lirico
o.l.v. Stephen Stubbs


CD György Kurtág - Grabstein für  Stephan 




Aus Deutschland

Aus Deutschland ; schönberg ensemble edition ; vol.12

componist: Mauricio Kagel

Desirée Meiser
Shigeo Ishino
Marie Angel
Leandra Overmann
Reinbert de Leeuw (dirigent)
Herbert Wernicke (regisseur)
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Schönberg Ensemble



Jetzt immer Schnee

0 28944 25312 2

(Philips Classics 442 531-2)

Nederlands Kamerkoor
o.l.v. Reinbert de Leeuw

Leonid Stasov, spreker (Jetzt immer Schnee)
Stella Kleindienst, sopraan; Siegfried Lorenz, bariton (Perception)

Schönberg Ensemble





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