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Cello Sonatas of Richard Strauss & Edvard Grieg / Rosen, Walters

Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9512  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cellist Marcy Rosen's recent recording of Mendelssohn's Complete Works for Cello and Piano with pianist Lydia Artymiw has received glowing reviews from the international press. The present reissue of her 1989 MHS Strauss & Grieg album presents two staples of the romantic cello repertoire in impassioned readings. Marcy Rosen has established herself as one of the most important and respected artists of our day. Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called her "one of the intimate art's abiding treasures." She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all fifty of the United States. She made her concerto debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Read more age of eighteen and has since appeared with such noted orchestras as the Dallas Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, the Caramoor Festival Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Jupiter Symphony and Concordia Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, and the Tokyo Symphony at the famed Orchard Hall in Tokyo. In recital she has appeared in New York at such acclaimed venues as Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street "Y" and Merkin Concert Hall; in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center, Dumbarton Oaks, the Phillips Collection and the Corcoran Gallery, where for many years she hosted a series entitled "Marcy Rosen and Friends." In recent seasons she has given Master Classes and appeared on stage in Beijing and Shanghai, China, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea and in Cartagena, Colombia. Read less

Customer Reviews

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 Thoughtful performances November 5, 2019 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "If you're of a certain age, you may have fond memories of the Musical Heritage Society. The MHS was a record club that offered great music in strictly generic packaging. Originally the MHS licensed music from Erato and other classical labels. Eventually under their own label MusicMasters, they made their own recordings -- like this release of Richard Strauss and Edvard Grieg cello sonatas with Marcy Rosen. Richard Strauss was 19 when he wrote the Cello Sonata in F major. Marcy Rosen and Susan Walters lean heavily into the full-bodied Romantic harmonies and evocative melodies. Especially beautiful is their performance of the slow movement. The singing tone of Rosen's cello brings out the expressive lyrism of the music. Edvard Grieg's Sonata was written a year earlier than Strauss'. Grieg was 39, and his sonata has a more mature sound. The emotional content is there, but it's woven into the structure of the music rather than exposed on its surface. Rosen and Walters deliver thoughtful performances. There are plenty of exciting passages, but overall I heard the music unfold in a calm, rational manner. This is an excellent, albeit old, recording. The instruments are nicely balanced, and the overall sound is clear and clean. But the level of fine detail isn't quite what one can get with modern digital recording equipment. That's not a minus -- it also imbues the sound with a natural warmth I found quite appealing. Glad to have this one back in print." Report Abuse
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