Ormezowski/Levy - Brahms Cello Sonatas (CD)
BRAHMS CELLO SONATAS (CD):
Sonata No.1 in E Minor Op.38
Sonata No.2 in F Major Op.99
"The version of the second Sonata is persuasive, where the symphonic structure of the work is wrapped in pure elegance."
"Ormezowski has a fine expressive tone... Levy is technically on top of this demanding music. The CD itself offers good, well-recorded performances. Impressive highlights - an intensely dramatic account of Op 38’s quasi menuetto that emphasises its wistful, questioning character."
"An astounding CD for its quality...The interpretation is excellent: the cello predominates, in presence, delicately over the piano, and the sonorous impression is unsurpassable. The brilliance of the end is dazzling. The version of the Sonata No. 2 is precious: I will only mention the careful preparation of the end of the 1st movement, and the sensitive - unordinary - 'pizzicatos' of the 'Adagio'. Both the Italian cellist and the pianist dominate the matter with agility, plenty of musicality and good style."
|SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO IN E MINOR, OP. 38|
|1. I. Allegro non troppo||14' 06"|
|2. II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto||05' 26"|
|3. III. Allegro||06' 33"|
|SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO IN F MAJOR, OP. 99|
|4. I. Allegro Vivace||08' 59"|
|5. II. Adagio Affettuoso||07' 20"|
|6. III. Allegro Passionato - Trio||07' 26"|
|7. IV. Allegro Molto||04' 33"|
|TOTAL PLAYING TIME||54' 26"|