09 April 2012
EAC | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Covers | 293 Mb
Date CD: 2010 | Cedille Records | 68:55
The WarnerNuzova duo cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova makes its recording debut with five late-Romantic Russian works on an album dedicated to the memory of one of Warner's mentors, the illustrious Russian cellist, composer, and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich (1927 2007). Fittingly, two of the pieces were originally written for Rostropovich: Nikolai Miaskovsky's rarely heard Sonata No. 2 in A Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 81; and Alfred Schnittke's Baroque-inspired Musica nostalgica, for violoncello and piano. This is the first American recording of Miaskovsky's mellifluous Sonata No. 2, a work that's rarely performed outside of Russia. Alexander Scriabin's Etude Op. 8, No. 11, is a beautiful encore piece brimming with chromatic harmonies; Sergei Prokofiev's Adagio from Ten Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 97b, is based on a duet from his ballet; and Sergei Rachmaninov's Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19, is a riveting four-movement work from the same period as his Second Piano Concerto.
Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881 - 1950)
Sonata No. 2 in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 81
Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)
Etude Op. 8, No. 11 (04:03) Transcription by Gregor Piatigorsky
Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998)
Musica Nostalgica, for Violoncello and Piano
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Adagio from Ten Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 97b
Sergei Rachmaninov(1873 - 1943)
Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...
Posted by Toutatis at 10:32