Duo Fortecello: “Chopin: Ange ou Démon ?” – Philippe Argenty, Piano – Anna Mikulska, Cello
Frédéric CHOPIN: Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Arr. By François Servais) – Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: I. Allegro moderato – II. Scherzo – III. Largo – IV. Allegro – Astor PIAZZOLLA: Milonga del Angel (Arr. by Dario Polonara) – Muerte del Angel (Arr. by Dario Polonara) – Resurreccion del Angel (Arr. by Dario Polonara) – Frédéric CHOPIN: Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3 – Camille SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre, Op. 40 (Arr. by Anna Mikulska).
Duo Fortecello: Philippe Argenty, Piano – Anna Mikulska, Cello. http://www.duofortecello.com
GENESIS OF THE ALBUM
At the beginning, there was a vagabond crossing the streets of Tours at nightfall on a stormy evening and who exclaims upon seeing the Duo Fortecello: «the Devil and his Diableess!». The two musicians, whose humour and derision are part of their respective characters, take this sentence at its word and question the true identity of the composers and their works. Flame of the underworld or divine inspiration? A vulnerable artist or a demonic despot? Chopin, the nostalgic or Piazzolla, who sold his soul to the devil? Will all these questions be answered? One thing is certain, the music will be beautiful and sometimes fiery and virtuoso, sometimes soft and tender.