Martinu Variations on a Slovak theme, H.378
Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op. 40
Dvorak Silent Woods
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata, Op. 19
Gemma Rosefield and Katya Apekisheva offer a feast of Slavic music for cello and piano.
Martinu's passionate Variations on a Slovak theme, written in his final year, 1959, is followed by Shostakovich's mighty Cello Sonata, composed in Russia in the dark days of 1934. Dvorak beautiful Silent Woods then precedes one of the most famous Romantic works in the cello repertoire, Rachmaninov's melodic and majestic Cello Sonata, composed at the dawn of the 20th century in 1901.