Bruno Philippe and Tanguy de Williencourt Release Album of Brahms and Schumman

August 4, 2015 | By Francerocks

Celebrated French cellist Bruno Philippe joins forces with the equally talented French-trained pianist Tanguy de Williencourt for an album entitled 'Brahms and Schumann, Works for cello & piano', released via Evidence Classics and distributed via Harmonia Mundi in September 2015.

For their first recording, Bruno and Tanguy have chosen three masterpieces of Romantic chamber music. Throughout this programme, the piano carries on a dialogue with the sound of the cello in a fascinating polyphony, bearing witness to a unique moment of poetry, magic, and complicity.

Here are the works featured on the record:

Bruno Philippe cello, violoncelle
Tanguy de Williencourt piano

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
1-3. Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en mi mineur Op. 38
Sonata for cello and piano n°1 in E minor Op. 38

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
4-6. Fantasiestücke pour violoncelle et piano Op. 73
Fantasiestücke for cello and piano Op. 73

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
7-10. Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en fa majeur Op. 99
Sonata for cello and piano n°2 in F major Op. 99

About Bruno Philippe
Bruno Philippe was born in 1993 in Perpignan. He began studying the cello at the age of five with Marie-Madeleine Mille and regularly studied in Yvan Chiffoleau's masterclasses. He later joined the Conservatoire de Paris where he graduated with honors. In 2011, he won the Grand Prize and Third Prize for the best recital in the International Competition André Navarra and the opportunity to perform as soloist with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse under the direction of Bruno Mantovani. Philippe has also played with other musicians and in the most prestigious festivals.

About Tanguy de Williencourt
A true Renaissance musician, the pianist Tanguy de Williencourt is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist who is also pursuing studies as a vocal coach and conductor. Following successful completion of his Master’s degrees in piano and accompaniment with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and Roger Muraro at the Paris Conservatoire, he recently entered the Artist Diploma Programme there. His performances have taken him to French National Radio, the Chamber Music Hall at the Berlin Philharmonic, Kyoto’s Alti Hall, and leading French venues, including La Roque d’Anthéron, the Folle Journée de Nantes and the Cité de la Musique, playing with instrumentalists Olivier Charlier, Jérôme Pernoo, Patrice Fontanarosa and Jean-Marc Phillips-Vajabédian and singers Omo Bello, Julie Fuchs and Jeanne Crousaud.

More info: http://evidenceclassics.com/discography/brahms-schumann/

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