Full of energy and endowed with a great sense of sound poetry, the French-Armenian cellist Astrig Siranossian is the ideal interpreter of Poulenc’s cello sonatas, whose elegant dimension is equally emphasized as the humorous one (As someone once said, these are the two sides of Poulenc- the pious Catholic boy side and rebellious, Holy terror one). She is actively supported by Théo Fouchenneret who is not only a technically brilliant pianist, but who also has something to express. For Astrig Siranossian, within this program, he is literaly a godsend.
In Faures Miniatures, the cellist sings her soul out and turns every single piece into a real delight.
The tenth piece of this album is a quite special jewel box that opens up before us: thirteen songs arranged by the Armenian priest, composer and ethnomusicologist Komitas, who collected many Armenian folk songs (such as Bartok and Kodaly have done later in their countries).
Here too, we are struck by the perfect harmony between cellist and pianist.