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Barber: Sonata for Violoncello & Piano; Grieg: Sonata for Piano & Violoncello; Martinu: Variations
     

Barber: Sonata for Violoncello & Piano; Grieg: Sonata for Piano & Violoncello; Martinu: Variations

by Kristina Blaumane
 
Latvian cellist Kristine Blaumane and Russian pianist Jacob Katsnelson deliver a first-rate duo recital in their debut disc for Quartz. With a big tone, a huge technique, and a passionate temperament, Blaumane has the right attitude to tackle Barber's achingly lyrical "Sonata, Op. 6," and Grieg's emotionally dramatic

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Latvian cellist Kristine Blaumane and Russian pianist Jacob Katsnelson deliver a first-rate duo recital in their debut disc for Quartz. With a big tone, a huge technique, and a passionate temperament, Blaumane has the right attitude to tackle Barber's achingly lyrical "Sonata, Op. 6," and Grieg's emotionally dramatic "Sonata, Op. 36." Given strong and unstinting support by the virtuosic Katsnelson, Blaumane turns in performances that sing, soar, and ultimately succeed in challenging even the finest of the works' earlier recordings. With a soulful performance of Martinu's atypically aggressive and infrequently programmed "Variations on a Slovakian Theme" as an encore, this disc will surely appeal to listeners who follow music for the cello. Quartz's digital is close, warm, and very, very vivid.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Quartz
UPC:
0880040205722
catalogNumber:
2057

Tracks

  1. Cello Sonata, for cello & piano, Op. 6
  2. Sonata for cello & piano in A minor, Op. 36
  3. Variations on a Slovak Folksong for cello & piano, H. 378

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