These two young musicians have won all sorts of awards, ranging from the prize of the Concours Rostropovich for cellist Norbert Anger to the first prize and audience prize of the Steinway Piano Competition for Nicolai Gerassimez. They became acquainted as prize winners of the German Music Competition and discovered their shared love of chamber music. As the Duo Anger-Gerassimez, they show the colorful variety of the combination cello/piano on their debut CD. They succeed superbly in rendering Brahms with pathos, Debussy with a playful quality and Piazzolla erotically. In so doing, the two young talents do not shy away from experimentation, either: in the Grand Tango of Piazzolla, the cello sounds like an electric guitar thanks to a special sound effect. A must for open minds and ears!
Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations in E flat major on Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen from Mozart's Die Zauberflote, WoO 46
Robert Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
Claude Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor
Krzysztof Penderecki: Violoncello totale
Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Le Grand Tango
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