Daniel and Maja will chat to presenter Katie Derham about their new CD ‘Pas de Deux’ on the Challenge Records Label, and perform music from the disc live in the studio. The duo will be featured near the beginning of the programme at 5.05pm, and the programme will be available shortly after broadcast via this link.
Pas de Deux brings together a collection of their favourite works which they have performed together over the last two years. Ravel’s ‘Sonata for Violin and Cello, à la memoire de Claude Debussy’ is the only piece on the disc already firmly established in the repertoire for this combination, and the duo has used this work as their “kaleidoscope” for the recording, “a looking glass that takes us both back and forward in time, and both of those simultaneously”.
The result – a highly exciting disc of music for violin and cello – contains several works by leading living composers, as well as music by Debussy, Ravel, Sibelius and Piazzolla. Daniel and Maja have really enjoyed working closely with Pēteris Vasks, Krzysztof Penderecki, Giovanni Sollima, Craig White and Marcelo Nisinman in the lead up to this release, and feel privileged to be including several world premiere recordings.
The Rowland Bogdanovic duo brings together charismatic Dutch–English violinist Daniel Rowland and superb Serbian–French cellist Maja Bogdanovic. Their explorations of music ranging from the Baroque to the present day allow them to offer a set of compelling programmes including works by Bach, Ravel, Sollima and Piazzolla.