IGNACE PLEYEL: 6 DUOS, OP. 64 (NO. 1 À 3)
Ignace PLEYEL: Duos, Op. 64, No. 1, B. 509 – Duos, Op. 64, No. 2, B. 508 – Duos, Op. 64, No. 3, B. 510.
Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831) was a student of Joseph Haydn and Johann Baptist Vanhal in Pressburg and Eisenstadt.
He completed his training in Italy and moved to Strasbourg in 1783, where he became adjunct of the cathedral music director Franz Xaver Richter and henceforth called himself «Ignace».
From December 1791 to May 1792 he came to London at the invitation of Wilhelm Cramer to take part in his Professional Concerts, at the same time his former teacher Haydn was working in London.
From 1795 he lived in Paris, where in 1796 he founded a music store and in 1807 the piano factory that existed until the end of 2013 under the name Pleyel, Wolff et Comp.
Pleyel also wrote 41 symphonies, six symphonies concertantes, two operas (Die Fee Urgèle and Ifigenie in Aulide), a requiem, songs and a large number of chamber music compositions. The following Duos op.64 it’s a world Premiere Recording.
Indira Gonzalez 1st Violin
Indira Gonzalez (Cuba) graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Cuba. She took part in several regional and national competitions and won various prizes. She has been a member of several chamber and symphony orchestras such as Camerata Romeu (Cuba), National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador (OSNE), Tarapacá Regional Orchestra (Chile) and Orquesta de Las Américas (YOA)
(USA). Her work as a teacher, who works at various institutions such as the University of San Gregorio de Portoviejo (Ecuador), the Mozart Conservatory (Ecuador), the youth and youth education project (Chile) and the Foundation for Youth and Children’s Orchestra (FOJI) should also be emphasized cooperates. She is currently first concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony Orchestra (Argentina).
Emmanuel Siffert 2nd Violin
Swiss conductor Emmanuel Siffert is at the moment Principal Conductor at the San Juan Symphony Orchestra in Argentina, he has been Principal Conductor of the European Chamber Opera, London, Swiss Chamber Orchestra, Aosta Symphony Orchestra, Italy and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador and is appointed as Principal Guest conductor, starting in 2012, for the Wales Concert Orchestra, as well he works regulary at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, as Ballet-Conductor and as Teacher of Opera Ensemble.
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