Shopping Cart

David Berlin / Benjamin Martin

French Cello Sonatas (CD)

The cello's rich, singing tones are a perfect match for the passionate eloquence of the Romantic era. In the masterful hands of David Berlin, Principal Cellist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, partnered by internationally acclaimed pianist Benjamin Martin, the cello reveals its sublime range of colours and timbres. This intimate album presents radiant music for cello and piano from three masters of the French Romantic: the lyrical beauty of Chopin, the elemental power of Saint-Saens, and serene elegance from Louise Farrenc.

 

TRACK LIST

FREDERIC CHOPIN 1810-1849

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 [31'19]
1 I. Allegro moderato 16'19
2 II. Scherzo 5'08
3 III. Largo 3'35
4 IV. Finale: Allegro 6'17

LOUISE FARRENC 1804-1875

Cello Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 46 [23'02]
5 I. Allegro moderato 9'15
6 II. Andante sostenuto 5'32
7 III. Finale: Allegro 8'15

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS 1835-1921

Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32 [20'10]
8 I. Allegro 8'42
9 II. Andante tranquillo sostenuto 5'25
10 III. Allegro moderato 6'03

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS

Arranged for cello and piano by Leonard Rose 1918-1984
11 The Swan 2'43

Total Playing Time 77'26