Pau Codina is a young double bass player born in Barcelona in 1988.
He has been a member of the Esbjerg Ensemble (Denmark) since January 2019 and is a member of the Oculi Ensemble and the Trio Fortuny.
“Landscapes” it is a look at the soundscapes that make up Pau Codina's universe, a musician of the now and here, indebted to the great referents of his genre (with Bach as the main inspiration and the interpretation of a Cassadó Suite that continues to be iconic for cellists) but clearly close to the authors and current music as evidenced by the inclusion of a work by composer Joan Magrané, first recorded on a disc, as well as the Sonata composed in 1955 by the recently deceased George Crumb.
The booklet of the album includes four photographs taken by Pau Codina himself linked to each of the pieces and composers of the album. The music and photographs are complemented by a collection of four poems by the poet Silvie Rothkovic, written and inspired by this commission. Landscapes was recorded during winter of 2021 AT L'Atlàntida in Vic with Noqué Studio.
Preview (30 seconds)
Suite for Solo Cello: I. Preludio - Fantasia
Suite for Solo Cello: II. Sardana (Danza)
Suite for Solo Cello: III. Intermezzo e Danza Finale
Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: I. Prélude
Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: II. Allemande
Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: III. Courante
Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande
Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: V. Gavottes I & II
Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: VI. Gigue
Sonata for Solo Violoncello: I. Fantasia
Sonata for Solo Violoncello: II. Tema Pastorale con Variazioni