Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano

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Total playing time [67:35]

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Robin Michael (cello)
Daniel Tong (piano)

Cellist Robin Michael and pianist Daniel Tong present a fascinating new recording of the two sonatas for cello and piano by Johannes Brahms along with Robert Schumann's distinctive Fünf Stücke im Volkston.

Taking a historically informed approach, this unique-sounding performance of these mainstays of the repertoire gives a captivating insight into the chamber music sound world of the late-nineteenth century, performed on an 1897 Blüthner boudoir grand piano thought to have been played by and selected by Brahms himself from the maker's factory, and a cello with gut strings.

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Tracklist

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Allegretto quasi menuetto
3. Allegro

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102
(Five Pieces in Folk Style)
4. Vanitas vanitatum
5. Langsam
6. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
7. Nicht zu rasch
8. Stark und markiert

Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99
9. Allegro vivace
10. Adagio affettuoso
11. Allegro passionato
12. Allegro molto

'This is one of those rewarding recordings that makes you totally reassess music from the mainstream repertoire. Robin Michael’s gut-strung cello is softly sonorous, a perfect match for Daniel Tong’s masterly pianism on an 1897 Blüthner.'

- The Observer

'This is one of those rewarding recordings that makes you totally reassess music from the mainstream repertoire. Robin Michael’s gut-strung cello is softly sonorous, a perfect match for Daniel Tong’s masterly pianism on an 1897 Blüthner.'
The Observer

'As we have come to expect from this label, both the production and presentation are exemplary. A nourishing release that can be very warmly recommended.'
Classical Ear (5 stars)

'It is certainly well played'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2017 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2017 Resonus LImited
Catalogue No. RES10188
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790939
Cover image: Blüthner piano (1897) detail © Resonus Limited