Rachmaninov, Prokofiev & Scriabin - Works for Cello & Piano - Johannes Moser & Andrei Korobeinikov - 2016 (FLAC, 24BIT – 96KHZ)

Rachmaninov, Prokofiev & Scriabin – Works for Cello & Piano – Johannes Moser & Andrei Korobeinikov – 2016 (FLAC, 24BIT – 96KHZ)

Composer: Sergei Sergeievitch Prokofiev, Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov, Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin
Performer: Johannes Moser – cello, Andrei Korobeinikov – piano
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Pentatone
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Johannes Moser & Andrei Korobeinikov / Rachmaninov , Prokofiev & Scriabin – Works for Cello & Piano

Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119 23:04

01. I. Andante grave 10:44
02. II. Moderato 4:42
03. III. Allegro ma non troppo 7:38

Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 35:52

04. I. Lento – Allegro moderato 13:08
05. II. Allegro scherzando 5:48
06. III. Andante 6:18
07. IV. Allegro mosso 10:38

08. Rachmaninov: 14 Songs, Op. 34: No. 14. Vocalise (arr. for cello and piano) 6:16

09. Prokofiev: Adagio for cello & piano (from Cinderella), Op. 97bis 4:52

10. Scriabin: Romans (Romance) (arr. for cello and piano) 1:56

Recorded: March and April 2016
Recording Venue: MCO studio 5, Hilversum, Netherlands

The achingly beautiful, haunting lyricism of early Rachmaninov and the soaring effusiveness of late Prokofiev are glowingly brought to life by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser and the Russian pianist Andrei Korobeinikov in this new release from PENTATONE of richly expressive 20th century cello sonatas and other works.

Composed during troubled periods in the composers’ lives, the cello sonatas are life-affirming works. Rachmaninov’s arresting sonata which he wrote following a nervous breakdown is not unlike his perennially popular Second Piano Concerto: a journey from brooding melancholy to untrammelled joy, with a transcendentally beautiful slow movement. Prokofiev wrote his outstanding sonata while labouring under considerable hardship. It is by turns restrained and movingly lyrical, but the hairraising final movement with its bravura passagework ends the work in a blaze of defiance.

“Both Rachmaninov and Prokofiev are genius musical storytellers,” Moser said in a recent interview. “Both have their own very personal and individual language, but they are at the same time deeply rooted in the epic Russian tradition…When we recorded the album, we were very inspired by images of wide open nature, Russian folklore, as well as the longing and humour that both composers share.” “The Rachmaninov sonata is a piece that I’ve been avoiding for many years,” he added, “because I was waiting for the right partnership. And so to have a champion of Rachmaninov’s music like Andrei … it’s been very exciting for me to go on that journey with him.”

BBC Music Magazine

Johannes Moser and Andrei Korobeinikov bring both muscle and imagination to these two epic Russian sonatas

Gramophone Magazine

[there is] much to applaud. The mock-martial demeanour of the second movement [of the Prokofiev], with its sonorous pizzicatos, is vividly wrought by Moser and Korobeinikov…and they relish the contrast between this and the languorous bowed theme…[their] Rachmaninov Sonata has a keen sense of drama and line that never gets obscured despite the piece’s manifold technical challenges




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