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Cello: Schwabe, Gabriel
Piano: Rimmer, Nicholas
Playing Time: 00:04:38
Catalogue Number: NVF0054
A period of twenty-one years separates Johannes Brahms' Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2. Suffused with lyricism and expressive ardour, the First has become one of his most popular chamber works. The Second is more sober and succinct than the earlier work, yet strikingly original not least for the wide range required of the cellist to reach unusually high notes from the very low register. Chosen to suit the cello's particular colour and articulation, the six songs are heard in idiomatic and sensitive arrangements which stay as close as possible to the originals.