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Cellophony
Vibrez

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  • 1. Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I 8.59
  • 2. Schwanengesang, D957: Liebesbotschaft 2.56
  • 3. Schwanengesang, D957: Staendchen 3.50
  • 4. Schwanengesang, D957: Aufenthalt 2.09
  • 5. La Lugubre Gondola, S.200: No. 2 9.38
  • 6. Tarantella, Op. 16: Scherzo 4.40
  • 7. Ave Maria, Op.23: No. 2 5.59
  • 8. Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 2): Prelude No.11 in F Major 3.12
  • 9. Adagio, Op.11 7.22
  • 10. Violincelles, Vibrez! 10.21

Release date: 10 February 2014

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Cellophony’s debut album Vibrez presents elegant re-workings of some key works from the romantic classical repertoire. The members of Cellophony are all masters of the cello, fusing eight cellos into one powerful sound

Credits and About

Richard Birchall Cello

Matthijs Broersma Cello

Pau Codina Cello

Reinoud Ford Cello

Ashok Klouda Cello

Bartholomew LaFollete Cello

John Myerscough Cello

Ella Rundle Cello

All arrangements by Richard Birchall
Recorded by Matt Robertson at Assault and Battery Studios, London on 19th and 20th January 2013.
Mixed by August Wanngren in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 2013.
Mastered by Peter Beckmann in London in July 2013.
Artwork photography by Joel Garthwaite
Photograph of Cellophony by Tim Dickeson
Produced by Dave Stapleton
An Edition Classics Production

From the opening of Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde Prelude, through selections from Schuberts’s Schwanengeang to Samuel Barber’s timeless Adagio, Richard Birchall’s arrangements are both respectful and yet innovative and provide an integral part of the ensemble’s achingly rich and emotive sound.

The album’s finale is Viloloncelles, Vibrez!, from Italian composer Giovanni Sollima. Described by The Guardian as featuring ‘breathtaking sonorities ambiguities and audacities’ and by The Times as a ‘real crowd tickler’, this delightful and dramatic piece perfectly shows off the ensemble’s virtuosity in shaping and exploiting their unique sound.

Performing together over 6 years, Richard Birchall, Matthijs Broersma, Pau Codina, ReinoudFord, Ashok Klouda, Bartholomew LaFollete, John Myerscough and Ella Rundle pull together their varied international backgrounds and experiences to create the unique sonorities of Cellophony, a sound world that is inspiring a diverse range of composers to extend the repertoire for cello octets. Their frequent performances are making an impact on the classical concert scene and today they have a growing fan base.

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