Miaskovsky, Carter, Poulenc

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COMPOSERS: Carter,Miaskovsky,Poulenc
WORKS: Cello Sonata No. 2
PERFORMER: Lowri Blake (cello), Iwan Llewelyn-Jones (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: LOWRI 2002 (distr. www.lowrirecords.com)
Unremarkable accounts of three contrasting sonatas from 1948. While the playing of both collaborators is adept, rather than top-flight, recorded sound is decent enough, even if the stylistic polarisation between these three startlingly different works doesn’t emerge as powerfully as it should. Michael Jameson