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Brahms: Works for Cello & Piano / LaFollette, Palmer


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 134  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Bartholomew LafolletteCaroline Palmer
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

British/American cellist Bartholomew LaFollette makes his debut recording on Champs Hill Records with a programme of Brahms, bookended by the two great sonatas for cello, the second of which is heard in the brand new edition by Barenreiter. “To say that I’ve always had a great love for these sublime works is an understatement. I grew up knowing the sonatas by Brahms as so many cellists do- the E minor in particular being a piece I’ve played since I was 12… so to me, playing these works feels like coming home.” The programme also includes transcriptions of Brahms’ Four Serious Songs which LaFollette describes as growing to love ‘by osmosis’ through hearing them at home, performed by his parents. He describes this project as inspired by “Home Read more and family. Two very important facets of both my existence as a human being and as an artist.” LaFollette has a rich and varied career as an international soloist and chamber musician. After being launched by YCAT he went on to win first prize at The Arts Club’s and Decca Records’ inaugural Classical Music Award. In 2011 he was appointed Principal Cello Teacher at the distinguished Yehudi Menuhin School. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Bartholomew Lafollette (Cello), Caroline Palmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
2.
Serious Songs (4), Op. 121 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Bartholomew Lafollette (Cello), Caroline Palmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
3.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 20 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Bartholomew Lafollette (Cello), Caroline Palmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Bartholomew Lafollette (Cello), Caroline Palmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 

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