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Martin Berteau: Sonatas & Airs for Violoncello

Christophe Coin, Markus Hunninger, Petr Skalka, Felix Knecht

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Cello Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 5  
1.1
I. Grave
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:35
1.2
II. Moderato
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
2:27
1.3
III. Aria. Amoroso
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
3:19
1.4
IV. Air. Gratieux
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:28
Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 1, No. 1  
1.5
I. Spirituoso
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
2:13
1.6
II. Vivace
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
2:32
1.7
III. Grave
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:55
1.8
IV. Allegro assai
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
2:20
Sixième ecercice in G Major  
1.9
Allegro
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin
2:51
Cello Sonata in G Major, Op. 1, No. 3  
1.10
I. Allegro
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
3:37
1.11
II. Grave
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
3:11
1.12
III. Allegro
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
2:49
1.13
IV. Rondo. Amoroso
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
2:52
Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 6  
1.14
I. Allegretto
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Petr Skalka; Felix Knecht
2:31
1.15
II. Siciliana
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Petr Skalka; Felix Knecht
2:50
1.16
III. Gratioso
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Petr Skalka; Felix Knecht
1:21
Cello Sonata No. 7 in A Minor, Op. 2  
1.17
Sonata VIII (A Minor)
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
3:51
1.18
Amoroso
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:12
1.19
Air: Gratieux
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:06
1.20
Menuet: Gratieux
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
0:55
1.21
Air. Gay
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
0:41
1.22
Air. Gratieux
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:38
Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 1, No. 4  
1.23
I. Cantabile
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
2:57
1.24
II. Allegro ma non troppo
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
3:28
1.25
III. Andantino
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
4:00
1.26
IV. Tempo di Minuetto
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:32
1.27
V. Amoroso
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:07
1.28
VI. Tempo di Minuetto da capo
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
0:41
1.29
VI. Air. Gay
Martin Berteau; Christophe Coin; Markus Hunninger
1:03
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:02
"Five Stars ... Berteau, undeservedly forgotten, is revealed as wonderfully tuneful, harmonically logical and rhythmically light-footed in sonatas and airs. An unqualified delight." - BBC Music Magazine "Coin's intimately conversational playing seems to convey perceptive subtleties effortlessly ... Coin also plays with a staggering range and dexterity of bowing ... this is a veritable masterclass." - Gramophone "I have nothing but praise for Christophe Coin’s playing ... he gets a beautiful dark tone out of his unnamed instrument, but is also capable of great agility ... there is no strain in his playing, but plenty of suave, flexible phrasing that points to a musician who doesn’t have to worry about the devilish passages under their fingers. Coin utilizes dynamics persuasively and ornaments with care. Above all, he takes stage. These are the opposite of overstudied readings, full of life and immensely enjoyable. In short, recommendable to cellists, cello lovers, fanciers of the galant and people who just enjoy a good tune." - Fanfare Cellist Christophe Coin is joined by Markus Hünninger at the harpsichord on this recording of works by one of the founding fathers of modern cello, active in the mid-18th century, Martin Berteau. Known both for training many of the important cellists from later in that century and for introducing technical innovations which extended the instrument’s range and expressiveness, Berteau’s composing voice has been very little known. In fact some of his pieces have been confused with those by others. Coin and two of his own former cello students, Petr Skalka and Felix Knecht, all appear on one sonata, playing instruments from the epoch.
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Recorded in the Église de Malbosc, Ardèche, France, July 2013 Engineered and produced by Manuel Mohino Executive producer: Carlos Céster Booklet essay by Thomas Drescher

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