BRITTEN

Cameron Crozman, cello

At 20 years of age, Canadian cellist Cameron Crozman has chosen Benjamin Britten’s Suites for his first solo disc. Broad and expressive, his playing is notable for its technical mastery and the artist’s highly personal approach to the repertoire. An inveterate explorer, Cameron Crozman is passionate about the music of our time and often works with contemporary composers. His interpretation of the British composer’s three Suites for solo cello thus succeeds in uniting the recollections of Bach’s masterpieces for the instrument and the various other sources of inspiration for these three works – from the playing of Rostropovich to sarcastic elements in the music of Shostakovich and references to the traditional music of various European and Asiatic countries.

Suite pour violoncelle n°1 op. 72

1 Canto primo : Sostenuto e largamente 2’13’’
2 1. Fuga : Andante moderato 3’52’’
3 2. Lamento : Lento rubato 2’38’’
4 Canto secondo : Sostenuto 1’13’’
5 3. Serenata : Allegretto (pizzicato) 2’16’

6 4. Marcia : Alla marcia moderato 3’26’’
7 Canto terzo : Sostenuto 2’17’’
8 5. Bordone : Moderato quasi recitativo 3’13’’
9 6. Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto : Presto 3’26’’

Suite pour violoncelle n°2 op. 80

10 Declamato : Largo 3’14’’
11 Fuga : Andante 4’07’’
12 Scherzo : Allegro molto 2’02’’

13 Andante lento 5’31’’
14 Ciaccona : Allegro 6’40’’

Suite pour violoncelle n°3 op. 87

15 Introduzione : Lento 2’38’’
16 Marcia : Allegro 1’35’’
17 Canto : Con moto 1’21’’
18 Barcarola : Lento 1’36’’
19 Dialogo : Allegretto 1’34’’

20 Fuga : Andante espressivo 2’46’’
21 Recitativo : Fantastico 1’28’’
22 Moto perpetuo : Presto 0’53’’
23 Passacaglia : Lento solenne 9’46’’