Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas (CD)

Hyperion
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CDA68239
Artist:
Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen

Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen play Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D Minor – deemed as ‘the most popular cello sonata of the twentieth century’ - alongside two other Russian masterpieces, from pre-revolutionary Prokofiev to Kabalevsky in the Khrushchev era.

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Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine

February 2019 Editor's Choice

"Isserlis and Mustonen make a strong case for [the Kabalevsky] in a performance of grand gestures that proves a real roller coaster ride. Isserlis’s intensity and Mustonen’s pianistic weight suit the piece wonderfully well...The Shostakovich Sonata, in contrast, seems spacious and ruminative, particularly when placed beside Rostropovich’s performances with Britten at Aldeburgh...The shorter pieces are also superbly done."

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Tracklisting:

Kabalevsky: Cello Sonata in B flat, Op. 71

Prokofiev: Adagio for cello & piano (from Cinderella), Op. 97bis

Prokofiev: Ballade for Cello and Piano in C minor, Op. 15

Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40

Shostakovich: Moderato in A minor for cello & piano