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Cellist Daniel Shafran is joined by pianist Lydia Pecherskaya for this recording of Shostakovich's Cello Sonata alongside Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata.
The Russian cellist Daniel Shafran and the pianist Lydia Pecherskaya show themselves in great form in this recording from 1961: rich sounds, a passionate playing. A few weeks after his debut in the USA, Shafran played again at Carnegie Hall and once again convinced the audience with his singing cello sound, his precision, his finesse and the ease with which he mastered complex passages.
"There would seem to be no area in which one can find fault with this release. Daniel Shafran, the Russian cellist, is in absolutely superb form, stylistically and expressively. In both recorded works, he has captured that elusive thing - the precisely right gesture for the music at hand. It is good, moreover, to hear the Shostakovich so well played. The cello sonata is one of this composer's most successful chamber works - indeed, one of the most consistently successful works in his catalog. The recording quality is first-rate" - Stereo Review
"Apparently Daniel Shafran and Lydia Pecherskaya scored a big success with Schubert at Carnegie Hall recital. On this record Shafran emerges as a very able player... I was glad to find that Shafran is not quite as rhythmically wayward in the first movement... and I thought his most ingratiating playing comes in the finale, which has an irresistable rhythmic lilt." - Gramophone
- Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl
- Pressed at Optimal GmbH in Germany
- Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin
- Mastered from the Original Masters of Sony Music
- Analogphonic release
- Daniel Shafran, cello
- Lydia Pecherskaya, piano
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 40
1. First Movement: Moderato
2. Second Movement: Moderato Con Moto
3. Third Movement: Largo
4. Fourth Movement: Allegretto
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonata in A Minor for Cello and Piano - Arpeggione
1. First Movement: Allegro Moderato
2. Second Movement: Adagio
3. Third Movement: Allegretto