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Perfection. September 24, 2015
By Benjamin H. (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews
"Johannes Brahms was one of the most gifted musicians, full of passion. His music is divine and so is this CD. I thoroughly enjoy it and recommend it highly."
Tortelier masterful September 17, 2012
By Graham N. (Portland, OR) See All My Reviews
"I bought this for the performances of Tortelier. The Dvorak is very fine, at least to my ears. Sadly, the Brahms is spoiled by Menuhin's tone which in his later years started to decline quite considerably. Luckily, the cello dominates the work so all is not lost. If, like me, you never missed an opportunity of hearing Tortelier live, or if you simply want to hear one of the truly great cellists of the 20th century, this CD is a must. Pity about Menuhin, though. Not one of his best performances. As an aside, I heard Menuhin play the Brahms solo concerto in Paris very late on (Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra, possibly). It was not very good, but as usual, the audience gave him a lot of applause. He proceeded to play a Bach encore that was finer than anything I've heard before or since. That alone was worth the price of admission. He really was a fine musician."