Featuring works for cello and piano by Chopin and Rachmaninov, Denise is joined by her regular chamber music partner, pianist David Jalbert. The disc explores works by these two composers more often known for their piano music, who in these pieces, demonstrate the virtuosity of both instruments.
Chopin and Rachmaninov are alike in several respects: both were great pianists with high-strung temperaments, and both were Slavs who were inescapably constrained to exile by revolution. Composed early in the 20th century, Rachmaninov’s music is in many ways a continuation of Chopin’s art, as this recording demonstrates.
Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 19
Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 65
Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
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