Rachmaninov & Myaskovsky - Cello Sonatas | Harmonia Mundi HMM902340

Rachmaninov & Myaskovsky - Cello Sonatas


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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM902340

Barcode: 3149020935835

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 1st February 2019

Gramophone Editor's Choice



After a first album as part of the harmonia nova collection, which resulted in a well-deserved Victoire de la Musique Classique (category New Instrumental Soloist), Bruno Philippe continues his path on the harmonia mundi label.

This programme devoted to Rachmaninov and the unfairly neglected Myaskovsky is a genuine technical and artistic challenge, which the young cellist has taken up in total harmony with his long-term musical partner Jérôme Ducros.

Be swept away by the swirling passions of these works, among the most romantic in Russian musical literature.


Bruno Philippe is still only 25 but you wouldn’t guess from the maturity of his musical thinking, which is coupled with a songfulness and ravishing sound – essential qualities for Rachmaninov. We get not only the G minor Sonata but the slighter Prelude and ‘Danse orientale’, Op 2, which are well characterised without being overdone. ... How refreshing to have this sonata coupled with Myaskovsky’s First Cello Sonata, a rarity in the studio. ... Throughout, Philippe and Ducros play with absolute conviction and make the strongest possible case for the piece.  Harriet Smith
Gramophone March 2019

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