Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

Cello Sonata in G minor, Vocalise, Viola Sonata

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'This is one of the most articulate and highly characterised accounts I've heard on the cello of Shostakovich's Viola Sonata, with a tonal gleam that makes it more attractive to listen to than on the viola.' Helen Wallace

Rachmaninov
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Shostakovich
Viola Sonata Op. 147 (arr. Daniil Shafran)

Rachmaninov
Vocalise

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Alexei Grynyuk (pno)

Onyx ONYX 4116 76:35 mins

Audio clip: from Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata, II. Allegro scherzando

For a full review, pick up a copy of the August issue of BBC Music Magazine