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Boston Cello Quartet: Pictures
Boston Cello Quartet: Pictures

Boston Cello Quartet: Pictures (CD)

Boston Symphony Orchestra

$19.95

Their diverse playlist as well as their fresh style, quickly drew an international following on the music scene. This ranged from BSO season ticket holders, to modern music lovers who had never set foot in a chamber music performance.

Boston Cello Quartet
Pictures

1)Overture to The Marriage of Figaro - W.A. Mozart/Douglas B. Moore
Pictures at an Exhibition: Four Movements - M. Mussorsky/Blaise Déjardin
2)Promenade
3)Tuileries
4)Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells
5)The Great Gate of Kiev
6)Flight of the Bumblebee - N. Rimsky-Korsakov/Terry King
7)Clair de Lune - C. Debussy/ Blaise Déjardin
8)Overture to The Barber of Seville - G. Rossini/Douglas B. Moore
9)Sheep may safely graze - J.S. Bach/ Blaise Déjardin
10)Humoresque - A. Dvorak/ Blaise Déjardin
11)Marche Militaire - F. Schubert/Douglas B. Moore
12)Adagio - T. Albinoni/Werner Thomas-Mifune
13)La Muerte del Angel - A. Piazzolla/Blaise Déjardin
14)Waltz of the Black Arts - Tetsuro Hoshii
15)Wolfgang Variations* - Blaise Déjardin
*Featuring Blaise Déjardin, harmonica

When four members of the prestigious Boston Symphony Orchestrafirst decided to form a cello quartet, they simply wanted to play good music with a unique twist. The four influential cellists who comprise the Boston Cello Quartet, Blaise Dejardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre Lecarme, began with beloved staples in classical music, but they quickly expanded their repertoire to include jazz, tango, and comic medleys that include music from movies and video games. Their diverse playlist as well as their fresh style, quickly drew an international following on the music scene. This ranged from BSO season ticket holders, to modern music lovers who had never set foot in a chamber music performance.

 

"When we began collaborating, we collectively decided that we wanted to do something a bit different than what you'd expect from a classical music group," said quartet member, Adam Esbensen. "We quickly discovered that our sound and style drew in a diverse audience of all ages and musical tastes."
 

Since their collaboration began three years ago, the quartet has opened for the Grammy-award winning band 'Train', recorded a soundtrack for the video game 'Of Orcs and Men' for the Xbox 360, and has performed countless engagements in Boston, New England, and New York City.
 

Now, the Boston Cello Quartet releases its debut album, "Pictures." The album features unique arrangements of classic pieces as well as original compositions written specifically for the quartet. It also features their signature, yet playful style that stretches the stylistic and musical range of the cello.
 

As quartet member Blaise Dejardin acknowledged, "there isn't a whole lot out there in regards to repertoire for cello quartets, so this allowed us the opportunity to write our own arrangements and have fun with it."