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A Dué Celli

by Weiss-Requiro Duo

A tantalizing and inspiring collection of music written for the unusual combination of two cellos, performed by award-winning cellists. It includes never-before-heard works and well-loved classics; it is the perfect blend of virtuosity and atmosphere.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Il Tasso (Arboreto Salvatico)
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2. Il Pino (Arboreto Salvatico)
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3. La Sequoia (Arboreto Salvatico)
5:09 album only
4. A Due Celli
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5. Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: 5. Chaconne
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6. Oulipo
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7. Variations On a Theme of Rossini "Moses"
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8. The Shooting
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Album Notes
The Weiss-Requiro Duo prides itself in championing works by new composers and breathing new life into old favorites. As individuals, cellists David Requiro and Meta Weiss have won top prizes in international competitions, and are known for their virtuosity and lyricism on the instrument. It is rare treat for audiences that two cellists of this caliber have joined forces as a duo, and the result is a captivating and inspiring musical experience.

This debut album includes music by artists that have reshaped and are continually reshaping the way that we think about the instrument. Giovanni Sollima is an Italian virtuoso cellist-composer with a truly one-of-a-kind conception of the cellistic voice. French composer Jean-Paul Bottemanne wrote his piece, A Dué Celli, especially for the Weiss-Requiro Duo. American cellist and composer Joan Jeanrenaud draws on her unique experiences as a founding member of the Kronos Quartet and cutting-edge, multi-media artist in her work, Oulipo. She is also the producer of this album. The masterworks by J.S. Bach and Niccolò Paganini need no introduction, but the Weiss-Requiro Duo's new arrangements of these old classics place them in a new and exciting light.

San Francisco native META WEISS made her international debut at the age of seven in Utrecht, Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation. An acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, and artist, her performances have taken her to venues throughout the US and internationally, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, The Kimmel Center, Royal Albert Hall, and Teatro Britanico (Peru).

She has garnered top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Irving M. Klein, Washington International, Seattle LMC Award Tour Competition, Carmel Music Society, NFMC, and Schadt Competitions. As a member of the cello-rock group Break of Reality, she was selected by the US Department of State as a “musical ambassador” for the American Music Abroad Program. She has toured across America, Europe, Central Asia, and Brazil. Weiss has also been featured on NPR, including as guest artist on the shows A Prairie Home Companion, Performance Today, Northwest Focus Live!, and From the Top. The debut album of duoW--Entendre--is the winner of the Violoncello Foundation 2nd Annual Listener’s Choice Award.

Weiss was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Cello at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2015. She received her BM from Rice University and her MM from The Juilliard School, where she is now finishing the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts.

First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, DAVID REQUIRO has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. After winning First Prize in both the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions, he also captured a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó.

Mr. Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and numerous orchestras across North America. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, Mr. Requiro also completed the cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Actively involved in contemporary music, he has collaborated with many composers, including Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng, and gave the Dutch premiere of Pierre Jalbert's Sonata for cello and piano at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale.

Mr. Requiro has recently been appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound as well as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan.

Weiss-Requiro Duo
Meta Weiss & David Requiro, cellos

Justin Lieberman, engineer
Joan Jeanrenaud, producer

Recorded at Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, CA
May 28 & 29, 2015

Cover photo by Juli Weiss

Supported in part by The University of Puget Sound

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