Video of 'Fantasia for 'Cello Alone' by Richard Gwilt.
World premiere recording!


Available as video as well as audio-only.
Detmar Leertouwer (alone), 'Cello.

Video download:

Fantasia for 'Cello Alone was recorded in the magnificent mansion Nijsinghhuis in Eelde in the North of the Netherlands.
Also read the blog 3 entry about the 'Fantasia'!

"....the wonderful and perceptive recording made by Detmar Leertouwer....."
Richard Gwilt, composer.

Official trailer 'Fantasia for 'Cello Alone':

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Watch the trailer by tapping or clicking on the image.

Audio-only download:

"....the wonderful and perceptive recording made by Detmar Leertouwer....."
Richard Gwilt, composer

 
 

'Song of distant Myths' is originally a Mongolian song for horse head fiddle, now arranged for violoncello by Detmar Leertouwer.

"The first arrangement of several enchanting Mongolian songs which I love since long.
I visited the country three times and still I have to return one time...

My love for this faraway place was initiated by the touching movie 'Urgaby Nikita Michalkov.
I was enchanted by the music, the large distances, the stillness, the raw elements of nature and of course by the story told in the movie. I had to visit this country and its people.
I made my own version of a famous song I once heard on tape - yes, 
in the days of the good old cassette tape! - with two 'morin khuur' (horse head fiddle) and a 'yatga
(a Mongolian type zither)."

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: 7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46.
Yuko Abe-Haueis, Fortepiano.
Detmar Leertouwer, Violoncello.
Live recording

"Beethoven's Variations on the theme 'bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's Magic Flute, which was sung in Vienna anywhere at the time, was very well received. Galante, spirited, melancholic, furious and with much sense of nuances the duo  presented the work and harvested a strong and long-lasting applause."
(October 2010, Stefanie Baumann)

 

The album 'The Given' by Urlicht.

Detmar Leertouwer performs in the last track 'The Given'.
Drawing and cover art design by Melaina Mulder.