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Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

Keyboard Concertos

 

Release date: 17 March 2017 on Sony Classical


"The appeal lies in hearing familiar music in a new and di erent light. People intuitively associate the sound of the accordion with musettes, tangos and folk music, with the result that Haydn's music is now heard as part of an unusual sound picture. First and foremost, however, I want to convey the message of this music, and my means of doing so – possibly fortuitously – is the accordion. My recording is intended to delight the listeners, very much in the spirit of Haydn's remark that "What comes from the heart goes to the heart"."

Tracks

01-03 Keyboard Concerto in D Major
Hob. XVIII:11
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04-06 Keyboard Concerto in G Major
Hob. XVIII:4
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07-09 Keyboard Concerto in F Major
Hob. XVIII:3
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10-12 Keyboard Concerto in F Major
Hob. XVIII:7
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Reviews

theartsdesk.com

«This disc really does have it all: intelligence, emotion and an infectious sense of fun. Recommended without hesitation.» 

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July 2017

 

Fono Forum

«Haydns Konzerte funktionieren wunderbar auf dem Akkordeon, vor allem weil sie so spielfreudig-musikantisch und lustvoll von Viviane Chassot interpretiert werden»

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May 2017

 

Frankenpost

Rezension von Chefautor, Kulturredakteur Michael Thumser

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19 may 2017

 

gramophone.co.uk

«... Chassot makes ingenious use of the prevailing motifs in her creations – You'll not find a better disc!»

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23 may 2017

 

Basler Zeitung

«Kaum zu glauben, dass das Akkordeon erst um 1820, also einige Jahre nach Haydns Tod, erfunden wurde. Er hätte daran seine helle Freude gehabt.»

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29 april 2017

 

Connaisseur & Gourmet

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9 april 2017

 

Alpenfeuilleton

«Entstanden ist mit dieser Einspielung ein Werk, das Mut gibt. Das Raum zum Atmen und zum Experimentieren lässt.»

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28 march 2017

 

NZZ am Sonntag

«Die Zürcherin Viviane Chassot spielt auf der «Quetschkommode» seine Klavierkonzerte nicht so, als wäre es das Natürlichste der Welt, aber dafür mit musikantischer Spiellust. Das ist phänomenal.»

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26 march 2017

 

SonntagsZeitung

«Eine elegante Leichtigkeit liegt darin, und wie Chassot mit dem Akkordeon den Ton an- und abschwellen lässt, hat etwas unmittelbar Körperliches.»

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26 march 2017

 

Süddeutsche Zeitung

«... und zwar so, dass man sich nicht sicher ist, ob Haydn nicht doch das Akkordeon für diese Musik im Sinne hatte: auftreiberisch, aufgekratzt und spöttisch lockend.»

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21 march 2017

 

kulturtipp

«Das Experiment ist gewagt. Doch es macht Sinn, und das Resultat überzeugt. (...) Nun doppelt sie nach mit vier von Haydns Klavierkonzerten, die man in solcher Frühlingsfrische noch kaum gehört hat.» 

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Edition 8/2017

 

Opus Klassiek

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March 2017

 

Rondo Magazin

«Sie spielt Haydns Klavierkonzerte nicht nur hochvirtuos, sondern – vor allem in den langsamen Sätzen zu erleben – mit einer Gesanglichkeit, die kein Konzertflügel erreicht, und die sie auch in ihren eigenen Kadenzen effektvoll zu inszenieren weiss.»

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«Während sie die pianistischen Klippen dank Fingerfertigkeit spielend meistert, schenkt sie diesen beliebten Werken aber auch etwas – den langen Atem ihres Instruments. »

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18 march 2017

 

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

«Es entsteht etwas ganz Neues: Klassik mit einem kräftigen Schuss Musette.»

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17 march 2017

 

Online Merker

«So frisch, energetisch aufgeladen, voller sprühendem Witz und feinsinniger Empfindsamkeit hat man diese Musik noch nie gehört.»

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15 march 2017

  

Badische Zeitung

«Viviane Chassot zeigt (...) wunderbar Ihr Können und bricht, wie nebenbei, auch noch eine Lanze für Haydn, den man im Triumvirat der Wiener Klassiker eben keinesfalls unterschätzen sollte.»

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14 march 2017

Objets Trouvés

Works for Accordion and Zither

 

Released 2 September 2016 on GENUIN classics


Viviane Chassot – Accordion

Martin Mallaun – Zither

"Our aim was to offer new interpretations of works by composers who had a special influence on us personally, and to create our own sound. So we devoted months of research and rehearsals to exploring the depths of European musical history. We followed in the footsteps of Merry Melancholy in the English Renaissance and sought out the intractable hurdy-gurdy in the elegance of French baroque music. We had discussions about John Cage and Zen, improvised on tangos by Astor Piazzolla, andfound folk music roots in the works of György Ligeti. On this CD we are presenting the essence of all these objets trouvés, music from the last 400 years."

Tracks

György Ligeti (1923–2006)

01 Musica ricercata VIII

02 Musica ricercata I

 

John Dowland (1563–1626)

03 Lachrimæ Antiquæ

04 The King of Denmark’s Galiard 

performed by Martin Mallaun

05 Preludium 

performed by Martin Mallaun

06 Lachrimæ Veræ

07 M. Giles Hobie’s Galiard

 

François Couperin (1668–1733)

08 Muséte de Choisi and Muséte de Taverni 

09 La Julliet 

 

John Cage (1912–1992)

10 Chess Pieces

 

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)

11 Libertango

12 Adiós Nonino

performed by Viviane Chassot

13 Novitango

 

György Ligeti

14 Musica ricercata VII

15 Musica ricercata IV

16 Musica ricercata III 

Reviews

Zither Magazin

«Dieses Duo trifft Dowland, Liegeti, Piazolla auf Augenhöhe»

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Frankenpost

«(…) eine spannendere Duo-Begegnung kann man sich kaum vorstellen (…)»

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19 May 2017

 

Tiroler Tageszeitung

«Chassot/Mallaun haben die Funktion und Rollen ihrer Instrumente lustvoll, klug und hochmusikalisch verteilt. Es gelingt ihnen, die Charakteristika von Zither und Akkordeon in neue Soundwelten zu weiten und ohne Verrat ästhetische Positionen einander anzunähern...»

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27 march 2017

 

 

klassik.com
«Keines der Werke jedoch, unabhängig ob es sich um bekannte oder unbekannte Musik handelt, ist jemals so erklungen wie auf dieser Aufnahme.»

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27 february 2017

 

Kulturradio RBB

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20 december 2016

 

Schweizer Musikzeitung

"Objets trouvés... retrouvés!"

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29 November 2016

 

Die ZEIT

«Dieses Duo trifft Dowland, Ligeti, Piazzolla auf Augenhöhe – und den Hörer mitten ins Herz ...»

Musikempfehlungen «Die besten Alben des Jahres»

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24. November 2016

 

Musicweb International

Reviews

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July 2016

 

Kulturtipp

CD-Tipps Klassik

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23 | 2016

 

Radio SRF 2

Musikmagazin Neuerscheinungen

Broadacast

24 September 2016

 

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2016
Nomination in the category "Chamber Music"

20 September 2016

 

Basler Zeitung «Top Five Bider & Tanner»
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1 September 2016

New Horizons

New horizons in accordion literature

 

Released on 9 May 2014 on GENUIN classics


Viviane Chassot – Accordion
Marcus Weiss – Saxophone
Rafael Rosenfeld – Violoncello
Vogler Quartett

Time and time again, Viviane Chassot manages to astonish her listeners: whether she adapts Rameau harpsichord sonatas for her instrument, records fragrantly light Haydn piano sonatas or opens up to us an entire world full of exotic sounds when she records New Music on her third GENUIN CD. Her partners are first-class – Rafael Rosenfeld (cello), Marcus Weiss (saxophone) and the Vogler Quartet – and the works are electrifying. From Stefan Wirth's surreal solo piece to Helena Winkelman's fragile, amorphous metamorphoses: off to new horizons!

Tracks

01 Stefan Wirth (*1975)
Acedia for Accordion Solo (2012)
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02 Heinz Holliger (*1939)
Fugue from the Partita for Piano (1999)
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03 Rudolf Kelterborn (*1931)
Chamber Sonata in Three Movements (2008)

 

04 Bernhard Lang (*1957)
Schrift 3 for Accordion Solo (1997)
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05 Helena Winkelman (*1974)
Tides for Accordion and String Quartet (2010)
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Reviews

Fono Forum

«Neue Horizonte», review by Dirk Wieschollek

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Edition 10/2014

 

Dissonance

Review by Anja Wernicke

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September 2014

 

RSR Espace 2

Magma, "Nouveaux rivages de l'accordéon"

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25 June 2014

 

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2014

Nomination in the category "Contemporary music"

19 June 2014

 

SRF 2

Musikmagazin, Swiss Corner

Short presentation "New Horizons"

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7 June 2014

 

Basler Zeitung "Top Five Bider & Tanner"

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5 June 2014

 

SRF 2

CH-Musik – Chamber Music by contemporary Swiss composers

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29 May 2014

 

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)

Pièces de Clavecin

 

Released on 14 October 2011 on GENUIN classics


Viviane Chassot – Accordion


Many devoted music fans have been anticipating the new GENUIN CD release by concert accordionist Viviane Chassot. All of those who were swept away by her phenomenal Haydn disc now have a new Rameau recital to look forward to by the Swiss recording artist who also collaborates with the Vogler Quartett and Julian Arp. Chassot interprets the pieces of the Pièces de Clavecin as well as two complete suites with airy fleetness, power and verve. The rustling and fluty tones, the hissing and crashing sounds – the courtiers around Louis XV would have been thrilled by the panoply of color in this performance of unbelievably modern music. It’s as though a harpsichord could breathe...

Tracks

01 From "Pièces de Clavecin"
Les Cyclopes [03'14'']
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02–09 Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin
Suite in G Major / G Minor [25'40'']
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10 From "Pièces de Clavecin"
Le Rappel des Oiseaux [03'14'']

 

11–17 Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin
Suite in A Major / A Minor [27'54'']
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18 From "Pièces de Clavecin"
Les Soupirs [06'31'']

Reviews

Dissonance


"Never has Jean-Philippe Rameau's 'La poule' from his Pièces de clavecin been so colourful: shrill and buzzing – a great pleasure."

Review by Thomas Gartmann in Dissonance, issue 121


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Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Phono-Spektrum

"Chassot maximizes the dynamic spectrum of the accordion in ‘L’Egyptienne’ and achieves a mysterious sound. In ‘La Poule,’ an entire swarm of noble fowl appears to be tuning into the cackling song."

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3 February 2012

 

Ouverture


"Her playing is brilliant and her mastery of the instrument sharp as a tack. This makes the recording a great listening pleasure. Brava!"

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3 January 2012

 

Basler Zeitung

“One is led to believe that Rameau’s works just waited to be redeemed by the accordion.”

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20 October 2011

 

MDR Figaro Take 5

"Viviane Chassot transcribed the pieces for accordion in such a manner that the complex, polyphonic meshwork is not lost. Here, one has to 'cheat' from time to time and leave out a note or two – but this is not to be heard on the recording. An absolute treat!"

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3 October 2011

 

Radio DRS2 New Releases


"The excited cackling of the chickens in 'La Poule,' the gentle melancholia in 'Triolets,' the exotic dance of the 'Sauvages' – all this appears twice as vivid on the accordion."

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1 October 2011

 

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

Piano Sonatas

 

Released on 25 September 2009 on GENUIN classics


Viviane Chassot – Accordion

Prize-winning accordion virtuoso Viviane Chassot literally infuses a selection of Joseph Haydn's piano sonatas with new life on her new GENUIN release. A bubbling effervescence, an expressive sigh, a moan of complaint, the warm and versatile tone of her instrument embraces the polished clarity of Haydn’s works, treating listeners to tonal colors which may never have been heard before in these works. At the same time, she stays true to the clear formal structure, with long arching lines and her unceasing rhythmic drive. As Haydn once said: “What comes from the heart, also goes to the heart ...”

Tracks

01–03 Sonata in D Major
Hob XVI:37 [12'24'']
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04–06 Sonata in F Major
Hob XVI:23 [18'59'']
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07–08 Sonata in E-flat Major
Hob XVI:25 [10'59'']

09–10 Sonata in G Major
Hob X VI: 40 [10'48'']
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11–13 Sonata in E Minor
Hob XVI:34 [14'58'']

Reviews

Alfred Brendel
“The interpretation is uniquely perfect. Panache, control and sensitivity meld together in the loveliest way.” 

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21 December 2011

 

MDR Figaro
"Those who think they have heard everything Haydn has to offer in the master's bicentennial, will be surprised to hear his Piano Sonatas played on an accordion. Coloraturas come to the fore that would not be audible without the bellows."

 

Leipziger Volkszeitung
"It works: Haydn's Piano Sonatas on the accordion. The good old squeeze box joins the linear transparency of the organ with the dynamic flexibility of the piano... Viviane Chassot pays full respect to the five wonderful sonatas she recorded with great attention on this Genuin CD."
18 September 2009

 

klassik.com
"And particularly in the spheres of warm and sensible melodics, the accordion with its proximity to the wind timbre demonstrates how well it is suited. The Minuet of the Sonata in E-flat major, for instance, is transformed into an enchanting, serenade-like evening piece."
Thomas Gehrig, klassik.com

 

Akkordeon Magazin
"Chassot has pulled off a wonderful interpretation which transforms the accordion into an absolutely classic instrument."

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Magazin Kreuzer
"The Leipzig-based label Genuin presents a genuine surprise."

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