They will give live performances of music by Sollima, Vasks and Sibelius from their new CD ‘Pas de Deux’ on the Challenge Records Label, which has just been selected as ‘Album of the Week’ by Classic NL.
‘Pas de Deux’ is Daniel and Maja’s first CD release, after officially forming their duo partnership in 2018. The disc brings together a collection of favourite works for violin and cello duo which they have performed together over the last two years.
Today’s broadcast will feature music by two living composers: Giovanni Sollima’s ‘Heimat Terra’ and Pēteris Vasks’s ‘Castillo Interior’ have both been given their world premiere recordings on ‘Pas de Deux’. They will also be performing the first track from their disc, ‘Vattendroppar’ (‘Raindrops’), written by Sibelius when he was just 10 years old.
More background information on ‘Pas de Deux’, along with two teaser videos, can be found on this page.
‘Pas de Deux’ is released on March 13th, with subsequent distribution worldwide.
Daniel and Maja’s appearance on NPO Radio 4 can be heard at this link, starting from 1:25:40 into the broadcast.