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Russian Sonatas: Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schnittke

Rachmaninoff / Coppey
Release Date: 03/04/2009 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 636   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievDmitri ShostakovichSergei RachmaninovAlfred Schnittke
Performer:  Marc CoppeyPeter Laul
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With the warm, melancholy sound, the cello would seem to be the ideal instrument for expressing the innermost depths of the Slavic soul and the Russian 'fatum', of which Marc Coppey and Peter Laul today make themselves the heralds, bringing together in a single set four great masterpieces of Russian repertoire for cello and piano. The involvement of these interpreters is total, the qualities fo their playing unique. The recording is highly moving in its sincerity. With the warm, melancholy sound, the cello would seem to be the ideal instrument for expressing the innermost depths of the Slavic soul and the Russian 'fatum', of which Marc Coppey and Peter Laul today make themselves the heralds, bringing together in a single set four great masterpieces of Russian repertoire for cello and piano. The involvement of these interpreters is total, the qualities fo their playing unique. The recording is highly moving in its sincerity. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Marc Coppey (Cello), Peter Laul (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
Venue:  Auditorium Saint-Pierre des cuisines, To 
Length: 23 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Peter Laul (Piano), Marc Coppey (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
Venue:  Auditorium Saint-Pierre des cuisines, To 
Length: 26 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Peter Laul (Piano), Marc Coppey (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Venue:  Auditorium Saint-Pierre des cuisines, To 
Length: 35 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Marc Coppey (Cello), Peter Laul (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USSR 
Venue:  Auditorium Saint-Pierre des cuisines, To 
Length: 25 Minutes 6 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: I. Lento - Allegro moderato
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: II. Allegro scherzando
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: III. Andante
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: IV. Allegro mosso
Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119: I. Andante grave
Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119: II. Moderato
Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119: III. Allegro ma non troppo
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro non troppo
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40: II. Allegro
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40: III. Largo
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40: IV. Allegro
Cello Sonata No. 1: I. Largo
Cello Sonata No. 1: II. Presto
Cello Sonata No. 1: III. Largo

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