Combining choreographic gesture with rhetoric, earthly robustness with spiritual uplift, Marc Coppey’s playing is overwhelming in its jubilant vitality.
Coppey’s rendition of the Franck, particularly the “Recitativo-Fantasia” movement, was the stuff of dreams: perfect cello playing and a sense of bardic poetry, making all the emotions real and alive.
The Zagreb Soloists bring an exquisitely shaped opening to the Adagio. When the soloist enters he finds a lovely balance with the gentle orchestral line. This is a really poetic conception with a fine rubato and a lovely tone that isn’t without moments of more intense bowing. There is some beautifully controlled playing from both soloist and orchestra… Coppey may only have been directing the Zagreb Soloists for two years but it is obvious that they have already found a very close working relationship. All in all, a very recommendable recording of these works.