Hummel, Moscheles, Ries - Cello Sonatas
save £1.31 (21%)
special offer ending 27/02/2020
This despatch estimate is based on information from both our own stock and the UK supplier's stock.
If ordering multiple items, we will aim to send everything together so the longest despatch estimate will apply to the complete order.
If you would rather receive certain items more quickly, please place them on a separate order.
If any unexpected delays occur, we will keep you informed of progress via email and not allow other items on the order to be held up.
If you would prefer to receive everything together regardless of any delay, please let us know via email.
Pre-orders will be despatched as close as possible to the release date.
Label: Brilliant Classics
Cat No: 95023
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 19th August 2016
WorksCello Sonata in A major, op.104
Grande Sonate concertante, op.34
Cello Sonata in G minor, op.125
ArtistsMarco Testori (cello)
Costantino Mastroprmiano (piano)
Ries’s Grande Sonate in G minor Op.125 is an astonishing work of huge breadth, directness and well‐crafted contrapuntal structure. While the singing nature of the cello is brought to the fore in some parts, in others the piano must perform delicately embellished passages of Beethovenian quality (and difficulty). The piano also plays a starring role in Moscheles’ Grande Sonate Concertante Op.34 – unsurprising given that Moscheles was himself a keyboard virtuoso – with the first movement containing extroverted lyrico‐dramatic passages, moving clearly towards the Romantic style. The second movement is lyrical and retrospective, anticipating Mendelssohn in its beauty and delicacy. Hummel, on the other hand, brings the cello and piano together as two partners in a finely tuned conversation in his Grande Sonate in A Op.104, rather than showing off their virtuosic qualities. The narrative quality of this piece leads to a beautiful, private conversation between two well‐balanced protagonists, with some moments of striking melodic charm.
Formerly of ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, cellist Marco Testori has performed in concert halls around the world, including London’s Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. As well as conducting Convivia Musica, a female voices choir, he is Professor of Baroque Cello at Salzburg’s Universität Mozarteum. Costantino Mastroprimiano is an accomplished pianist, who has previously discovered and performed transcriptions of music by Hummel, Moscheles, Ries, Czerny and Cramer. As well as being a sought after performer, he is a respected scholar, particularly of Clementi.
Recorded in Italy in November 2015
Error on this page? Let us know here
Need more information on this product? Click here