Cellist Edgar Moreau.


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  • Works for cello and piano

Edgar Moreau first realized he wanted to play the cello when he was just four years old – the instrument caught his imagination when he saw a girl having a cello lesson in an antique shop in Paris, which he was visiting with his father.

He began lessons soon afterwards, and was giving concerts with major orchestras by the time he was 11 years old. Since the age of 13 he has been a student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

Moreau, who reaches the age of 20 in 2014, can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements, among them becoming the winner – at the age of just 17 – of the Second Prize in Russia’s formidable Tchaikovsky Competition, and winning the Young Soloist Prize in the 2009 Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris.

On this CD, we get to hear the following huge collection of works for Cello and piano:

Bloch, E:

  • From Jewish Life: No. 1, Prayer


  • Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3


  • Waldesruhe (Silent woods) for cello and orchestra, Op. 68 No. 5


  • Salut d’amour, Op. 12


  • Élégie in C minor, Op. 24


  • Mouvement perpétuel


  • Chant du Ménestrel, Op. 71


  • Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits


  • Dix Pièces de genre, Op. 10: No. 5. Melodie

Monti, V:

  • Csárdás


  • Variations on a theme by Rossini for cello & piano


  • Dance of the Elves, Op. 39


  • Les chemins de l’amour


  • Humoresque, Op. 5


  • Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)


  • Ave Maria, D839


  • Valse sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6

Performed by Edgar Moreau (cello) and Pierre-Yves Hodique (piano)

Here is Edgar Moreau in the Shostakovitch Sonata Op.40:



And next, here he is, performing the Debussy ‘Sonate’:



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