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Sonatas for Cello & Piano by Rachmaninov & Shostakovich ()

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Sonatas for Cello & Piano by Rachmaninov & Shostakovich - Graeme McNaught (piano); Robert Irvine (cello)
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  1. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19
  2. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  3. Sonata for cello & piano in D minor, Op. 40
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Two of the finest sonatas in the repertoire, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich's cello sonatas both are squarely grounded in classical sonata forms. Shostakovich even goes so far as to include an exposition repeat in the first movement of his D minor sonata. Rachmaninov's inspiration seems to be drawn from Chopin's sonata, not surprising given each composer's pianistic proclivities; Shostakovich follows the models left by Beethoven. Both compositions are chamber music in the purest sense of the word, with no underlying "story" ...

Sonatas for Cello & Piano by Rachmaninov & Shostakovich 2008, Delphian

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