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Reger: Cello Sonatas / Gerhardt, Becker


Release Date: 03/11/2008 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67581   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Max Reger
Performer:  Markus BeckerAlban Gerhardt
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All too frequently Max Reger's penchant for weaving extremely chromatic melodic lines into very complex contrapuntal textures has made his music seem unfathomable and indigestible. Yet when performers of real calibre take the trouble to try and clear a path through the musical fog, the results can be exceptionally rewarding. Certainly it would be difficult to find more persuasive advocates than cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Markus Becker, both of whom are steeped inside the idiom and know exactly how to present the music with cogency and a sure sense of direction. The Four Cello Sonatas provide a fascinating overview of Reger's musical development, moving from the Brahmsian warmth of the First to the highly expressionist and unsettling Read more Fourth. With the aid of excellent sound, Gerhardt and Becker map out this musical journey with wonderful sensitivity…. Hyperion's decision to add to this already challenging progamme the Three Unaccompanied Suites of 1914 is fully vindictated by an outstanding performance which once again demonstrates Gerhardt's formidable control of musical line and breathtaking virtuosity.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 5 by Max Reger
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Alban Gerhardt (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 28 by Max Reger
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Alban Gerhardt (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in F major, Op. 78 by Max Reger
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Alban Gerhardt (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Germany 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in A minor, Op. 116 by Max Reger
Performer:  Markus Becker (Piano), Alban Gerhardt (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Germany 
5.
Suites (3) for Cello solo, Op. 131c by Max Reger
Performer:  Alban Gerhardt (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Germany 

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