Rachmaninov / Shostakovich: Sonatas for cello and piano

Robert Irvine (cello)
Graeme McNaught (piano)

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‘Rarely can [the Rachmaninov] have been recorded in a performance of such potent and poetic intensity, intelligence and clarity as that which … Irvine and his responsive, vital pianist, Graeme McNaught, give here. Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata is equally well done: poised, subtle and controlled where it needs to be, but appositely pugnacious, brittle and pointed in the scherzo’ – Sunday Times, July 2008 ‘… performances of exhilarating musicality and intimate understanding. Proof couldn’t be stronger that it’s not always the most marketed names that produce the finest interpretations’ – Classic FM Magazine, September 2008

‘Rarely can [the Rachmaninov] have been recorded in a performance of such potent and poetic intensity, intelligence and clarity as that which the Scottish cellist Robert Irvine and his responsive, vital pianist, Graeme McNaught, give here. Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata is equally well done: poised, subtle and controlled where it needs to be, but appositely pugnacious, brittle and pointed in the scherzo’
— Sunday Times, July 2008

‘Pianist Graeme McNaught, in ultra-sensitive accompaniment to the concentrated and intense playing of cellist Robert Irvine, has the steel of Rachmaninov in his fingers, but also an incredible sense of fleetness that keeps the piano part light, allowing Irvine to soar’
— The Herald, August 2008

  • Physical format: Jewel case
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Number of tracks: 9
  • Total playing time: 1:10:53

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