The fourth and latest release on the Disquiet label is Michel van der Aa’s concerto for cello, string ensemble and film, Up-Close. It is performed on the recording by its dedicatees, the Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, who have already played the piece to great acclaim around Europe. The role of the elderly lady in the filmed segments is played by Vakil Eelman.
During its premiere tour in March this year, critics in six countries described it as “brilliant, sensuous and virtuosic”, “riveting”, and “hautingly beautiful”. See what they were talking about through this trailer: