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Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano / Gary Hoffman, cello; David Selig, piano

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Albumblatt for piano in E minor, Op. 117
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Canadian Gary Hoffman is one of the outstanding cellists of our time, combining instrumental mastery, beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility. Hoffman gained international renown upon his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986. Combining forces with pianist David Selig on this new project for La Dolce Volta, Hoffman presents the works for cello and piano by Felix Mendelssohn. In addition to the two Cello Sonatas, the disc includes the Variations Concertantes, the Albumblatt and the Song without words in D Major.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
This is the third issue of all of Mendelssohn's cello music to appear in the last six months. It is a particularly dramatic and virtuosic reading with an impressive feeling of following through the composer's continuing train of thought. These players emphasize the story and adventure that lies behind these beautiful works.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France (11/2011).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58
  • Performers: David Selig (Piano); Gary Hoffman (Cello)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 06/1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17
  • Performers: David Selig (Piano); Gary Hoffman (Cello)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/30/1829

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Albumblatt for piano in E minor, Op. 117
  • Performers: David Selig (Piano); Gary Hoffman (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?06/1836-07/1836

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109
  • Performers: David Selig (Piano); Gary Hoffman (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 10/1845

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonata for cello & piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45
  • Performers: David Selig (Piano); Gary Hoffman (Cello)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/13/1838