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Cello Abbey

Ars Pro­duk­tion

It’s fallen to a Franco-Swiss cel­list, a French con­duc­tor and a Ger­man orches­tra on a partly crowd-funded CD on a Ger­man la­bel to bring the world a first record­ing of En­niskerry com­poser Ina Boyle’s 1913 Boyle was one of the dis­cov­er­ies of last year’s “Com­pos­ing the Is­land” fes­ti­val, but this record­ing was ac­tu­ally made months in ad­vance of that. Nadège Rochat is a mild­man­nered per­former whose pre­ferred mode is to hint at lin­ger­ing, but with­out lag­ging, and to make her pres­ence felt, but with­out any ex­ag­ger­a­tion of em­pha­sis. The ap­proach, well sup­ported by con­duc­tor Paul Meyer, re­sults in fresh ac­counts of the con­cer­tos by Wal­ton and El­gar, and a fully per­sua­sive pre­sen­ta­tion of the light melan­choly of Boyle’s El­egy. ars-pro­duk­tion.de El­egy.

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