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Natalie Clein plays Kodaly

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Op 33
Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor Op 119
La muse et le poète Op 132
Allegro appassionato Op 43
Le cygne   (No 13 of Le carnaval des animaux)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor) 
with Antje Weithaas (violin), Julia Lynch (piano) and Judith Keaney (piano)

Hyperion Records CDA68002

“It is the light airiness of Natalie Clein’s approach that works so well here [...] she finds a golden timbre and fleet elegance [...] This is as close as you’ll get to musical champagne; I’ve a feeling Saint-Saëns would have approved [...] Clein conjures magic [...] Clein’s disc comes highly recommended.”
Helen Wallace, BBC Music Magazine **** Concerto Choice

“...this Hyperion programme has much going for it, not least in that it features the mature, sensitive artistry of Natalie Clein [...] In La muse et le poète Clein is in intimate conversation with violinist Antje Weithaas, and the shorter pieces testify both to her lissom technique and to her lyrical allure.”
Geoffrey Norris, Gramophone

“A new recording by Natalie Clein is always an event [...] and this one finds her on top form. [...] this is exciting stuff with a real sense of happening [...] Her C-string melody [...] is followed by the sweetest ascending harmonic scale I have ever heard [...] The beauty and freedom of Clein’s playing in the first movement’s three solo episodes and in the poignant Andante sostenuto is matched by her technical confidence and strong tone. The Allegro appassionato is dazzlingly thrown off.”
Janet Banks, The Strad