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Notes and Editorial Reviews
From the collector's viewpoint this is a natural coupling... Both the Duo and unaccompanied Sonata demonstrate the richness of Kodály's folk-impregnated melodic invention, his sense of large-scale form, his ability to draw significant new effects from instruments. In the Sonata especially one feels the fresh technical departures to be essential to the music... [Turovsky] well convey[s] the amazing variety of sound Kodaly draws from the cello, with triple and quadruple stopping, a free use of the topmost register, the incorporation of pizzicato into legato phrases, etc... Turovsky is...intense, yet smoother in tone and phrasing.
Although it shows equally impressive resource, and is just as consistently melodious, the Duo
is less hard going because the tasks are shared... [T]his new [recording] on Chandos...possess[es] a combination of grace and immediacy that is its own. The recorded sound...is again splendid.
-- Gramophone [10/1984, reviewing the original LP release]
Works on This Recording
Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 by Zoltán Kodály
Yuli Turovsky (Cello),
Eleonora Turovsky (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914; Hungary
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