Emmanuelle Bertrand and Pascal Amoyel celebrate twenty years together as a cello and piano duet. It is hardly surprising that they chose to mark this anniversary with the music of Brahms, a composer who has been a constant on their beautiful journey together. Beyond his two ultra-Romantic sonatas, they take listeners to an even deeper emotional realm, with his lieder, splendidly "sung" by the cello!
It’s rare to find interpretations that marry insight and naturalness, and that sends this recording to very near the top of an imposingly tall heap.
– Gramophone (Editor's Choice; October 2021)