Works by Rachmaninov, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev…

For his fourth album with Sony, cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca joins forces for the first time with his stage partner, pianist Lise de la Salle, for a programme entitled “Paris-Moscow”. On the artistic level, these two cities have always maintained an obvious passionate relationship, and it is through the sublime pages of Fauré or Rachmaninov (including the complete Sonata for cello and piano op.19 ), as well as magnificent transcriptions of opera arias by Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, that Christian-Pierre La Marca and Lise de la Salle masterfully illustrate the repertoire of this historic musical liaison, bear witness to their obvious connivance, and demonstrate once again their unique and strong musical personalities, the spearhead of the younger generation. Icing on the cake, Christian-Pierre offers us as a bonus the bumblebee in duet with the astonishing Camille Bertault, for an interpretation that is as personal as it is original.

In the press

A thread is tightened, a musical arch is built, persuading us that these round trips between France and Russia are perfectly legitimate.
Beyond the youthful and communicative pleasure of the two performers.

La Croix

The romanticism of the two performers is less marked by melancholy than by gaiety: there is something light and airy about it. CD of the week.

Rbb Kultur

The sound and legato qualities of Christian-Pierre La Marca have been known for a long time.
His instrumental approach is almost always flawless, his bowing is flawless, especially in Gabriel Fauré's impeccable and incisive Papillons.


Behind the scenes of the recording