Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl!
Analogue Mastering by Daniel Krieger!
Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music!
Our younger generation of cello soloists seems to favour a tone production which balances a refined upper range with a middle and lower register that's strong and well focused, rather than expansively rich and resonant. Readers will not need to be told that Rostropovich's solo
image is definitely not of this ilk: his musical personality is in every sense larger than life and in this magnificent coupling of the cello sonatas, in partnership with Rudolf Serkin, the very forward balance of the recording exaggerates this impression in the most vivid way. By
comparison the piano image - to the right of and behind the cello - is more reticent in timbre and seldom matches Rostropovich's rich flood of sound, which isn't, of course, to suggest that Serkin fails to project the music, merely that the microphone placing makes Rostropovich
very much the dominating artist. This passionately warm-hearted and ripely Brahmsian music-making almost overwhelms the listener in its sheer impact. But with playing of this calibre, with both artists wonderfully attuned to each other's responses, every nuance
tells and Brahms's bold melodic lines soar out from the speakers to capture the imagination, and provide an enthralling musical experience in each and every work. - The Gramophone Magazine
* Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl
* Analogue mastering by Daniel Krieger
* Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music
* Cutting at Schallplatten Schneid Technik Br?ggemann GmbH
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Ruldof Serkin, piano
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Die Cellosonaten / The Cello Sonatas
Sonate F?r Klavier Und Violincello e-Moll Op. 38
1. Allegro Non Troppo
2. Allegretto Quasi Menuetto
Sonate F?r Klavier Und Violincello F-Dur Op. 99
1. Allegro Vivace
2. Adagio Affettuoso
3. Allegro Passionato
4. Allegro Molto