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Weil, Pfitzner, Barber: Sonatas For Violoncello & Piano / Viersen, Avenhaus

Viersen / Avenhaus / Weill / Pfitzner / Barber
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Etcetera Records   Catalog #: 1315   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kurt WeillHans PfitznerSamuel Barber
Performer:  Quirine ViersenSilke Avenhaus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With her powerful, intense and virtuoso playing, the award-winning Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen has convinced the public, as well as the press and colleague musicians of her special musicality. With her performance in concerto and recital and with her participation at festivals, she has shown a broad insight in classical music literature.

Emotionality coupled with a consciousness of the expressions of melodic shape, sensibility, creative power and a spirit of discovery are attributes applied to the pianist Silke Avenhaus. Her international career also includes over 20 CD productions.

These fine musicians apply their artistry to fascinating, rarely heard compositions by diverse neo-romantic composers, Barber,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Quirine Viersen (Cello), Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Hans Pfitzner
Performer:  Quirine Viersen (Cello), Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Quirine Viersen (Cello), Silke Avenhaus (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 

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