Notes & Reviews:
''That's it done at last, this blasted sonata! Will it please or not? That is the question.'' So wrote Saint-SaŽns, not without humor, of his second cello sonata. He composed three, but unfortunately the last two movements of the third sonata survived only in manuscript. Emmanuelle Bertrand and Pascal Amoyel play these works with passion and respect. The program also features Saint-SaŽns's Cello Concerto, one of the musts of the concertante repertory for cello.