Arensky & Rachmaninoff - Complete Works for Cello & Piano

JRI Recordings (J120)*

ARENSKY: Complete Works for Cello and Piano

RACHMANINOFF: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

(with pianist Frederick Moyer)

 

Much of Rachmaninoff’s early style can be traced to his teacher Anton Arensky, a master composer in his own right, who was especially successful in his short works, such as these six delicious works for cello and piano.  Written immediately after the success of his Second Piano Concerto, Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata is as great a work, full of sweep, passion, gorgeous melodies and rich harmonies. This is Nancy’s and Fred’s second recording of this work, a favorite in their repertoire.

Arensky: Two Pieces, Op. 12

  • Petite ballade
  • Danse-capricieuse

Four Pieces, Op. 56

  • Orientale
  • Romance
  • Chante Triste
  • Humoresque

Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19