Following his excellent release of Cello Concertos by Korngold, Goldschmidt and Bloch (8553223), Julian Steckel performs French Cello Sonatas, as well as Fauré’s Sicilienne, Après un Rêve and Trois Pièces by Boulanger.
“Steckel understands the work (Goldschmidt) better than any soloist I have heard.” Norman Lebrecht
“the freshness and energy they bring make up for their occasional brashness and weightier approach. Their Poulenc has an impressive freedom and sensuality, particularly in the plangent chordal introduction to the Finale, here played with an organ-like richness of resonance. In Debussy's masterfully spare Sonata, Streckel proves himself brilliantly in control of touch and timbre...Rivinius matches him in sensitivity and range of colour.”
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