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This week’s free download is a recording of Dvořák’s Songs My Mother Taught Me, transcribed for cello and piano.

The composer himself made transcriptions of his vocal works for cello. And on this recording, cellist Christian Poltéra follows suit with his own transcription of Songs My Mother Taught Me, which is today’s free download. Poltéra performs with pianist Kathryn Stott.

The track comes from a recording called Silent Woods on the BIS label. In a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine our critic Helen Wallace gave the recording four stars:

‘Was there ever a melodist quite like Dvořák? This recording bathes the listener in a stream of irresistible song that lingers in the memory weeks later. It also proves how well the composer's lyricism translates across timbre and sonority.’