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Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: The Cello Sonatas / Mayke Rademakers, cello; Matthijs Verschoor, piano

> Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 - I. Allegro non troppo
> Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 - II. Allegro
> Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 - III. Largo
> Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 - IV. Allegro
> Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 - I. Lento - Allegro moderato
> Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 - II. Allegro scherzando
> Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 - III. Andante
> Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 - IV. Allegro mosso

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In many ways, the cello sonatas of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich are stylistic opposites. Where Rachmaninoff was entrenched in mellifluous Romanticism, Shostakovich worked in a modernistic, neo-classical style rife with edgy dissonance. Nevertheless they pair beautifully and act as foils to one another. Here Mayke Rademakers and Matthijs Verschoor perform the cello and piano duets with virtuosity, lyricism, and a gorgeous unity of musical intent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Westvest, Schiedam, NL (2012-01-19&2012-02-16_2012-).



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
  • Ensemble: Mayke & Matthijs (Cello, Piano)
  • Notes: Westvest, Schiedam, NL (2012-01-19&2012-02-16_2012-)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
  • Ensemble: Mayke & Matthijs (Cello, Piano)
  • Notes: Westvest, Schiedam, NL (2012-01-19&2012-02-16_2012-)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901