(April 22, 2023) Toronto/Montreal – Duo Cavatine is thrilled to announce the release of their new album, Nuages, available now on all major music streaming platforms and on physical CDs. It features a collection of exquisite pieces for cello and piano that showcase the duo’s unique and captivating sound.
The French word “Nuages” translates to “clouds,” which is a fitting title for the album’s atmospheric pieces which stimulate the imagination and deep reflection. The concept of the album is built around the work Constable’s Clouds by Canadian composer David Jaeger, paired with Francis Poulenc‘s colorful sonata and A. Schnittke‘s somber sonata, thoughtfully performed by Duo Cavatine to create a unique and cohesive sound.
Duo Cavatine is composed of two incredibly talented musicians: cellist Noémie Raymond-Friset, and pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert. The duo has been praised for their virtuosity, sensitivity, and exceptional chemistry. Nuages is a showcase of the duo’s talent, passion, and artistry, and a testament to their hard work and dedication.
“We are thrilled to share Nuages with the world,” said Michel-Alexandre. “Nuages represents our passion for music and our dedication to creating something truly special. We hope that our beloved audiences will enjoy the album as much as we enjoyed creating it,” commented Noémie.
Noémie’s instrument is the magnificent cello “Ex-Curtis” by Matteo Goffriller (1700) graciously made available to her by the company Canimex Inc. of Drummondville, Quebec.
Released under KNS Classical, Nuages is available in physical copies through Duo Cavatine’s website and for streaming on major music platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify. For more information about Duo Cavatine and their upcoming performances, visit their website at www.duocavatine.com.
Recorded at Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Toronto, August 15th-17th, 2019
Recording engineer: Dennis Patterson. Producer: David Jaeger. Photos: Tam Lan Truong. Design:
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