Rachmaninov, Lutoslawski and Webern

Rachmaninov, Lutoslawski and Webern

Rachmaninov, Lutoslawski and Webern
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  • Grave. Metamorphoses for cello and piano
    Composer(s) Witold Lutoslawski
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Grave. Metamorphoses for cello and piano

    06:03
    $3.40
  • Drei kleine Stucke, Op. 11: Massige Achtel
    Composer(s) Anton Webern
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Drei kleine Stucke, Op. 11: Massige Achtel

    01:13
    $1.70
  • Drei kleine Stucke, Op.11: Sehr Bewegt
    Composer(s) Anton Webern
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Drei kleine Stucke, Op.11: Sehr Bewegt

    00:22
    $1.70
  • Drei kleine Stucke, Op.11: Ausserst Ruhig
    Composer(s) Anton Webern
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Drei kleine Stucke, Op.11: Ausserst Ruhig

    01:28
    $1.70
  • Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: I. Lento - Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Sergei Rachmaninov
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: I. Lento - Allegro moderato

    14:39
    $5.10
  • Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: II. Allegro scherzando
    Composer(s) Sergei Rachmaninov
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: II. Allegro scherzando

    06:59
    $3.40
  • Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: III. Andante
    Composer(s) Sergei Rachmaninov
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: III. Andante

    06:55
    $3.40
  • Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: IV. Allegro mosso
    Composer(s) Sergei Rachmaninov
    Artist(s) William Conway - cello, Peter Evans - piano

    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: IV. Allegro mosso

    12:24
    $5.10

Total running time: 50 minutes.

Album information

Three of the twentieth century's finest composers are represented on this charming selection of chamber works for cello and piano.

A trend setter in twentieth-century compositional technique, Lutoslawski's Grave explores the metamorphosis of a theme (from Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande) in which the rhythmic and contrapuntal complexity gradually increases. In spite of their brevity, Webern's Op. 11 requires the cellist to produce virtually all the contrasting sonorities of which the instrument is capable. This subtle approach to nuance is also noticeable in the piano part, where every note is given a contrasting dynamic and method of attack. Rachmaninov's Sonata in G minor features idiomatic and effective writing for the cello and a highly demanding piano part complex in its textures and bold harmonic progressions and equal in stature to the more famous Piano Concerto which directly preceded it.