Catherine Sarasin

pianist

 

Fantasie | Sonate Review Klassik Heute

10/10/9 points and Klassik Heute recommendation

 

 

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Audio Clips

Max Meyer-Olbersleben
Ballade gis minor op. 9

Catherine Sarasin

Joachim Raff
from Paraphrases de Salon d’après Verdi op. 70
Il Trovatore

World Premiere Recording – Catherine Sarasin

Max Meyer-Olbersleben
Sonate A major op. 17 1. Satz

Miriam Terragni, flute
Catherine Sarasin, piano

Victor Alphonse Duvernoy
Deux Morceaux op. 41,2 Intermezzo

Miriam Terragni, flute
Catherine Sarasin, piano

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CD Fantasie | Sonate

In December 2017 the new CD Fantasie | Sonata with the flutist Miriam Terragni was released. It is issued by the label Coviello Classics and contains 6 world premiere recordings.

Price: Fr. 25.-
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CD Paraphrases brillantes

In 2010 the first CD of the duo Miriam Terragni and Catherine Sarasin will be released. It contains unknown operatic paraphrases of well-known operas, six of which are world premiere recordings. Four of the works recorded on the CD were published by the interpreters themselves in the Koru publishing house. A chamber music excursion into the opera world – highly virtuoso, dramatic and entertaining at the same time.

 

 

Price: Fr. 25.-
Vita

Catherine Sarasin

Curriculum vitae

The Swiss pianist Catherine Sarasin was educated at the Musikhochschulen Basel and Lucerne, where she was influenced the most by the English pianist Hubert Harry. Her interest in lied accompaniment allowed her to continue her studies in the master class for lieder interpretation with Irwin Gage at the Musikhochschule Zürich. Further impulses followed, inter alia. by Arie Vardi, Jürgen Uhde, Peter Feuchtwanger and Wolfgang Rihm. She dealt intensively with the historically informed performance practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and Andreas Kröper (Masaryk University / Brno). As a soloist and chamber music partner, she gives guest performances all over Europe. So she played u.a. as a soloist at the Mozart-Salieri Festival in the Rudolfinum in Prague Piano Concertos by Mozart and Salieri. Various radio and TV productions as well as CDs document her work.

Classes
Since the age of 20, she gives piano lessons to children, adolescents and adults and gives chamber music courses. Again and again, their students take part in competitions with great success. She teaches at the music school Reinach / BL.
F.M. Alexander technique
After many years teaching in F.M. Alexander Technique at Yezekiel Ein-Shay completed her three-year apprenticeship with a diploma at the Basel School for Alexander Technique from Yehudi Kuperman. She then completed her training with Don Weed in Zurich, Freiburg i.Br. and in Bristol / GB to deepen their knowledge. Many trips to Israel in the schools of Shmuel Nelken, Dan Armon and Shake Hermelin gave further impulses. In her practice, she has specialized in working with musicians to improve their coordination of movement, the prerequisite for free play.
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Reviews

Ines Zimmermann
Den geneigten Hörer erwarten 65 Minuten sprudelndes Virtuosentum des Flöten-Repertoires aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Zu hören sind Paraphrasen von Opernarien aus Giuseppe Verdis Rigoletto und La Traviata, Charles Gounots Faust, Gioachino Rossfinis La Cenerentola und Georges Bizets Carmen. Die Arrangeure dieser Opernhits waren seinerzeit bekannte Flötisten wie z.B. Wilhelm Popp, Emanuele Krakamp oder François Borne, die sich ihr eigenes Repertoire schrieben und dabei alles einbauten, was gut und schwer war, um ihre eigene Virtuosität unter Beweis zu stellen und das zahlende Publikum vom eigenen künstlerischen Rang zu überzeugen.
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Niklaus Rüegg
Bei Coviello Classics ist am 1. Dezember 2017 unter dem Titel «Fantasie | Sonate» ein hörenswertes Album für Flöte und Klavier erschienen.Für die Querflöte gibt es sehr wenig Literatur aus der Romantik, darum ist es äusserst verdienstvoll, dass sich die Soloflötistin des Aargauer Symphonie Orchesters «argovia philharmonic» Miriam Terragni zusammen mit ihrer Duopartnerin, der Pianistin Catherine Sarasin auf Entdeckungstour durch die Basler und Pariser Antiquariate gemacht hat. Die Ausbeute war sehr erfreulich: Allein sechs Stücke erleben auf dieser CD ihre weltweit erste Wiedergabe auf Tonträger – und es handelt sich dabei um echte Trouvaillen aus der deutschen (Spät-)Romantik und dem französischen Fin de Siècle.
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John Sheppard MusicWeb International
Nowadays if you miss live performances of a new opera from an established composer there is a good chance that it will be available as a recording, possibly even as a DVD. In the nineteenth century if you missed one or wanted to repeat the experience the alternative was through transcriptions. These could range from a straightforward vocal score – Bernard Shaw was said to have spent many hours playing and singing in this way – by way of a variety of selections and dance arrangements for piano or various instrumental groups, to concert works intended for the professional or gifted amateur performer. This disc consists of nine of the latter, mainly for flute and piano but relieved by two short piano solos by Raff.
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Mark Thomas: Two Salon Paraphrases after Verdi
This CD is something of a first: Raff shares billing with seven other composers and his name is by far the best known amongst them! It is also unusual because the two Raff pieces in his op.70 set are the only ones on the disc purely for piano, all the rest are for flute and piano.The Two Salon Paraphrases after Verdi date from 1857, a time when Raff’s star was at last on the rise, albeit slowly. He had just emerged from the shadow of his mentor Liszt, had established himself in Wiesbaden and was starting to gain a name for himself as a serious composer of large scale works; in the same year he completed his Second String Quartet and La fée d’amour, a substantial piece for piano and orchestra.
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from the press

reviews

Ines Zimmermann
Den geneigten Hörer erwarten 65 Minuten sprudelndes Virtuosentum des Flöten-Repertoires aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Zu hören sind Paraphrasen von Opernarien aus Giuseppe Verdis Rigoletto und La Traviata, Charles Gounots Faust, Gioachino Rossfinis La Cenerentola und Georges Bizets Carmen. Die Arrangeure dieser Opernhits waren seinerzeit bekannte Flötisten wie z.B. Wilhelm Popp, Emanuele Krakamp oder François Borne, die sich ihr eigenes Repertoire schrieben und dabei alles einbauten, was gut und schwer war, um ihre eigene Virtuosität unter Beweis zu stellen und das zahlende Publikum vom eigenen künstlerischen Rang zu überzeugen.
read more
Niklaus Rüegg
Bei Coviello Classics ist am 1. Dezember 2017 unter dem Titel «Fantasie | Sonate» ein hörenswertes Album für Flöte und Klavier erschienen.Für die Querflöte gibt es sehr wenig Literatur aus der Romantik, darum ist es äusserst verdienstvoll, dass sich die Soloflötistin des Aargauer Symphonie Orchesters «argovia philharmonic» Miriam Terragni zusammen mit ihrer Duopartnerin, der Pianistin Catherine Sarasin auf Entdeckungstour durch die Basler und Pariser Antiquariate gemacht hat. Die Ausbeute war sehr erfreulich: Allein sechs Stücke erleben auf dieser CD ihre weltweit erste Wiedergabe auf Tonträger – und es handelt sich dabei um echte Trouvaillen aus der deutschen (Spät-)Romantik und dem französischen Fin de Siècle.
read more
John Sheppard MusicWeb International
Nowadays if you miss live performances of a new opera from an established composer there is a good chance that it will be available as a recording, possibly even as a DVD. In the nineteenth century if you missed one or wanted to repeat the experience the alternative was through transcriptions. These could range from a straightforward vocal score – Bernard Shaw was said to have spent many hours playing and singing in this way – by way of a variety of selections and dance arrangements for piano or various instrumental groups, to concert works intended for the professional or gifted amateur performer. This disc consists of nine of the latter, mainly for flute and piano but relieved by two short piano solos by Raff.
read more
Mark Thomas: Two Salon Paraphrases after Verdi
This CD is something of a first: Raff shares billing with seven other composers and his name is by far the best known amongst them! It is also unusual because the two Raff pieces in his op.70 set are the only ones on the disc purely for piano, all the rest are for flute and piano.The Two Salon Paraphrases after Verdi date from 1857, a time when Raff’s star was at last on the rise, albeit slowly. He had just emerged from the shadow of his mentor Liszt, had established himself in Wiesbaden and was starting to gain a name for himself as a serious composer of large scale works; in the same year he completed his Second String Quartet and La fée d’amour, a substantial piece for piano and orchestra.
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