Strulev, Cello/Yerokhin, Piano - Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello and piano op.19


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Lyrinx

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Classical

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CLYX 2229 SA
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Hybrid Multichannel SACD



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Neither Sergei Rachmaninoff nor Dmitri Shostakovich were cellists. Yet both of them composed a sonata - but one - for an instrument whose repertory grew increasingly rich in the course of the nineteenth century. On the other hand, they were both wonderful orchestral writers and could compose in various wind and string instruments techniques, exploiting their potentials of virtuosity and expressivity. Rachmaninoff’s chamber music is not well known, overshadowed by the impressive corpus of his keyboard works. However, aside from the few early drawing-room pages devoted to pieces for violin and piano or string quatuors, there are two indisputable masterpieces that are among the very greatest in the composer’s production: the Elegiac Trio op. 9 dated 1893 and then this Sonata for cello and piano that he began during the summer of 1901.


Rachmaninov
Sonate pour violoncelle & piano Op. 19
Lento - Allegro Molto
Allegro Scherzando
Andante
Allegro Mosso

Vocalise

Chostakovitch
Sonate pour violoncelle & piano Op. 40
Allegro Non Troppo
Allegro
Largo
Allegro

L'Age d'or
Polka

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Amazing

posted on 04/17/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Christine
An amazing cello player. One of the best in the world


Another triumph for the technology and for the artists

posted on 09/13/2004
5 Stars
Reviewer: Markusha
Driving late at night, I found this music compelling and surprisingly very contemporary, not only for its Hybrid Multichannel SACD sound quality, but in its colorful, if not, adoring interpretations. Perhaps Russian music recorded by Russians carries a certain emotional weight to it, but I often got the feeling that these two young musicians knew that were making the definitive recordings of Rachmaninoff’s and Shostakovich’s sonatas. Expectations of hearing something staid and predictable can be left at the door.

The same can be said of cellist Borislav Strulev, whose dynamic playing and performance style is usually associated with flamboyant virtuosity backed up by a masterful sound all his own — the equivalent of musical fireworks. Here, in contrast to his reputation as a soloist, his singular tonal quality is one of consistent restraint and generosity to his accompanist, pianist Sergei Yerokhin; the result of which is highly expressive, soulful, and - thanks to the DSD! - fresh.


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