World Première Recording of Ina Boyle's Elegy (1913) - CD Release

Franco-Swiss cellist, Nadège Rochat, releases her third album of cello music, Cello Abbey, which includes the world premiere recording of Boyle's, Elegy (1913) for cello solo and orchestra.

 

The CD includes cello and orchestral works by British and Irish composers:

William Walton: Cello Concerto (1956)
Ina Boyle: Elegy for cello & orchestra (1913)
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto (1919)

 

Nadège Rochat (cello)
Staatskapelle Weimar
Paul Meyer (conductor)

Staatskapelle Weimar

Staatskapelle Weimar

My aim is to shed light on neglected composers and compositions and to expand the violoncello repertoire in general. With this recording I wanted to give a voice to lesser-known composers, and so I began to search for every piece for violoncello and orchestra written in England during Elgar’s and Walton’s time, a fascinating and exhausting quest that lasted for days and nights. When I finally came across Ina Boyle’s works for cello and orchestra, I felt immediately attracted to it. As a woman myself, I was fascinated by her life story – she never married and devoted her entire life to music. During her time, that was apparently the price to pay for a woman in her position who wanted to spend her life doing things other than child-rearing or looking after a household. I also share her fondness for solitude and for the countryside. She paid a very high price for it – had she chosen to live in London like her friend Elizabeth Maconchy, who tried to motivate her on numerous occasions, she would have found it much easier to make a name for herself as a composer.
— Nadege Rochat

Read the first review of Cello Abbey here:

https://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=12147#reviews

 

The CD is available to buy here: 

amazon.co.uk

Nadège Rochat

Nadège Rochat