“Rachmaninov: Music For Cello and Piano”
|Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov||
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19,
Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1,
Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major,
Romance/Ballade Op. 1, No. 5 in A major,
Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14.
|Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky||
Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4,
Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano).
Marina Tarasova (Cello), Alexander Polezhaev (Piano).
Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata dates from the same period as his Piano Concerto No. 2, and is dedicated it to Anatoliy Brandukov, who gave the first performance in Moscow with the composer at the piano. Rachmaniniov disliked calling the work a cello sonata as he’d written music making the two instruments equals. Cellist Marina Tarasova and pianist Alexander Polezhaev couple this challenging sonata with short romantic masterpieces by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.