Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Christian Poltéra
BBT Award 2004

Christian Poltéra - Audio

Christian Poltéra plays Frank Martin

Christian Poltéra cello
from the CD “Christian Poltéra plays Frank Martin”

BIS-CD1637 |

Completing Christian Poltéra’s series of Borletti-Buitioni Trust-supported BIS recordings of Swiss composers’ works for cello, he turns to Frank Martin.

“It is no exaggeration to state that this rapt performance presents this noble concerto with an inspirational intensity to compare with the celebrated Du Pré/Barbirolli recording of the Elgar Concerto.”
Gramophone, April 2008

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Christian Poltéra plays Arthur Honegger

Christian Poltéra cello
from the CD “Christian Poltéra plays Arthur Honegger”

BIS-CD1617 |

The second of Christian Poltéra’s BIS discs devoted to cello works by Swiss composers, supported by his 2004 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, concentrates on concertante and instrumental works by Arthur Honegger.

“If you want a superb collection of Honegger’s music for cello, both chamber and orchestral, then this CD is just the ticket… by any standard this is a sensational performance.”
Classics Today, November 2007

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Christian Poltéra plays Othmar Schoeck

Christian Poltéra cello
from the CD “Christian Poltéra plays Othmar Schoeck”

BIS-CD1597 |

Christian Poltéra made excellent use of his BBT Award to support three CD recordings on BIS, showcasing the (until now) little-known cello works of Swiss composers Othmar Schoeck, Frank Martin and Arthur Honegger. The first features Schoeck’s cello concerto and sonata, together with song transcriptions, with the pianist Julius Drake.

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