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Strauss: Sonata for Violin & Piano, Op. 18 – Rachmaninov: Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 19

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Catalogue No: SOMMCD 046
Release Date: 09/01/2005
Number of Discs: 1
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Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E flat has a surging opening movement with operatic leanings with a melting subject announced on the piano, and immediately taken up by the violin. Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata in G minor gives the limited cello/piano repertoire one of its most popular and imposing works. Played by Zhislin in a beguiling transcription for viola by Vadim Borisovsky.

Yuri Zhislin – Violin/Viola
George-Emmanuel Lazaridis – Piano

“Zhislin is a virtuoso with a lyrical talent and truly romantic temperament” The Strad

Lazaridis has been described as “an exhilarating soloist” by Monde De La Musique and his playing has been characterised as “special enough to be beyond comparison” by BBC Music Magazine.

On This Recording

  1. Violin Sonata: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Violin Sonata: II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile
  3. Violin Sonata: III. Finale: Andante – Allegro
  4. Cello Sonata: I. Lento – Allegro moderato
  5. Cello Sonata: II. Allegro scherzando
  6. Cello Sonata: III. Andante
  7. Cello Sonata: IV. Allegro mosso
  8. 14 Songs: 14 Songs, Op. 34: No. 14. Vocalise in E Minor (arr. Y. Zhislin for violin/viola and piano)