Jean-Guihen Queyras. Alexandre Tharaud
For years, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexandre Tharaud have formed a delicate, "aristocratic" duo, dedicated to chamber music from the Baroque to the present with great verve and sensitivity. On their current album and also here they play some pieces by Marin Marais, the great viol virtuoso at the court of Louis XIV. Their own transcriptions for cello and piano make this old music sound fascinatingly vital and modern. The catchy, light-hearted D major Sonatina by the 20-year-old Schubert is followed by the weighty second cello sonata by Brahms, which they naturally free from any exuberant pathos.
Notenschlüssel: Concert introduction with Marcus Imbsweiler (made possible by the Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling e.V.)