The sonatas for cello and piano
represent a development from the Corellian sonata style of Bach’s
early years to the Italian Concerto style of later years and
demonstrate the influence of the great Italian genius Antonio
Vivaldi. The exuberance and complexity of this music seems to
transcend a mere duo, not only because of sheer vitality but also
its meditative beauty, which is no more evident than in the
Artists Byron Duckwall (cello) and Katya Grineva (piano) have created a vivacious yet lyrical recording of these great masterworks. They've achieved a delicate balance between passion and elegance which makes these works come to life.
Ms. Grineva performed
on a Steinway B piano
Mr. Duckwall performed
on a Thomas Dodd cello.
Allegro ma non tanto