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Grieg, Franck: Cello Sonatas; Dvorák: Rondo / Robert Cohen


Release Date: 05/01/2009 
Label:  Crd Records   Catalog #: 3391   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Edvard GriegCésar FranckAntonín Dvorák
Performer:  Robert CohenRoger VignolesAnthya Rael
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Robert Cohen rarely fails to sound convincing in live performances, and unlike many of his rivals his intuitive musicianship seldom falters on disc either. Although these fine accounts of the Grieg and Franck sonatas date from the early years of his recording career, they are resourceful and cultivated interpretations.
...the Grieg Sonata...requires perceptive and sensitive handling in order that any lack of formal sophistication does not seriously impair its genuine melodic worth. Cohen and Vignoles certainly make the most of the work's Nordic sentimentality, especially in the brief central Andante with its reference to the ''Homage March'' from the incidental music written by Grieg for Bjornson's Sigurd Jorsalfar.
The Franck
Read more Sonata receives a magnificent performance, in which the recurring cyclic themes generate an architectural solidity, which is often absent in readings of lesser quality. Both players demonstrate commanding technical finesse, and their stirring advocacy of this great work surely belies its real identity as a violin sonata. This excellent recital disc, which ends with a delightful account of Dvorak's Rondo in G minor, can be highly recommended throughout."
Michael Jameson, The Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 36 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Robert Cohen (Cello), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1883 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London 
Length: 28 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Robert Cohen (Cello), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London 
Length: 29 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Delsart/Rose 
3.
Rondo for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 94 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Anthya Rael (Piano), Robert Cohen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 04/1980 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36: I. Allegro agitato
Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36: II. Andante molto tranquillo
Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36: III. Allegro
Cello Sonata in A major, M. 8: I. Allegretto ben moderato
Cello Sonata in A major, M. 8: II. Allegro
Cello Sonata in A major, M. 8: III. Recitativo - Fantasia : Ben moderato - molto lento
Cello Sonata in A major, M. 8: IV. Allegretto poco mosso
Rondo in G minor, Op. 94, B. 171

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