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Entrez, le Diable!

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Juliana Soltis

 


Entrez, Le Diable! The Virtuoso Cello at the Concert Spirituel

Performed by
Juliana Soltis – Baroque cello
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer – viola da gamba
Lucas Harris – theorbo
Justin Murphy-Mancini – harpsichord

1. Allegretto, Sonata in E minor, Op. 1, No. 8 (Lanzetti)
2. Adagio, Sonata in E minor, Op. 1, No. 8 (Lanzetti)
3. Allegro, Sonata in E minor, Op. 1, No. 8 (Lanzetti)
4. Allegro I, Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 3 (Berteau)
5. Grave, Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 3 (Berteau)
6. Allegro II, Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 3 (Berteau)
7. Rondeau: Amoroso, Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 3 (Berteau)
8. Allegro, Sonata in D major, Op. 2, No. 4 (Martin)
9. Aria Gratioso, Sonata in D major, Op. 2, No. 4 (Martin)
10. Aria I & II, Sonata in D major, Op. 2, No. 4 (Martin)
11. Adagio, Sonata in D major, Book 1, No. 4 (Barrière)
12. Allemanda: Allegro, Sonata in D major, Book 1, No. 4 (Barrière)
13. Aria Amoroso, Sonata in D major, Book 1, No. 4 (Barrière)
14. Allegro, Sonata in D major, Book 1, No. 4 (Barrière)
15. Largo, Sonata in B minor, Book 3, No. 5 (Barrière)
16. Corrente: Allegro, Sonata in B minor, Book 3, No. 5 (Barrière)
17. Adagio – Giga, Sonata in B minor, Book 3, No. 5 (Barrière)


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Press:

“…fierce displays of technique and impassioned rhetoric…The intrepid Soltis hurls herself into all of the music, producing gritty sounds and explosive passagework when she isn’t caressing lines with poetic grace.”
DONALD ROSENBERG, Gramophone, October 2017

“…Soltis’ strengths: her effortless agility, her control in all registers, and her ability to imbue even the wispiest sonorities with definition and purpose.”
JED DISTLER, ClassicsToday.com, November 2017

“…engaging…interesting and varied…very virtuosic indeed…Any cellist who thinks Baroque sonatas are easy or unimaginative should definitely check out this CD.”
SARAH FREIBERG, Strings Magazine, December 2017

“…like sparkling champagne…”
JAN DE KRUIJFF, musicalifeiten.nl

‘Cadenza’ – WWFM
DAVID OSENBERG interview, listen here.

‘Classical Conversations’ – WGTE
BRAD CRESSWELL interview, listen here.

‘In Conversation’ – Interlochen Public Radio
AMANDA SEWELL interview, listen here.

Featured new release on “For the Record”
Violinist.com, July 2017

“…rife with humor and demure sensuality…[a] fascinating disc…The whole disc has reveled in the inter-twining of concertante and solo elements, in which Soltis has had thoroughly transparent assistance from Adalina MacAdam-Somer, Lucas Harris, and Justin Murphy-Mancini. Credit Producer Geoffrey Silver with a sound team that has warmly and pointedly captured the sensibility of those audacious days at Concert Spirituel.”
GARY LEMCO, Audiophile Audition, August 2017

“This is virtuosic music played with involvement…”
DAVID MOORE, American Record Guide, September/October 2017

“rewarding and highly expressive interpretation…delightfully enchanting…Why in the world don’t we hear these things more often? Ms. Soltis’s playing is evocative, technically skilled, joyous when necessary, and often downright beautiful. The album offers a privileged glimpse into a musical world of long ago that many of us may not have heard before: in this case, to the beginnings of the cello, an instrument for many years not thought fit for a proper solo position…There is excellent clarity about the instruments…a fine, resonant sound…clean, vibrant tones. It’s a most-realistic presentation.”
JOHN J. PUCCIO Classical Candor, September 2017

“…[an] adventure of discovery…”
STEPHEN SMOLIAR, therehearsalstudio August 2017

Cover feature WCPE, Quarter Notes, Fall 2017