Sergei Rachmanivo and César Franck

Works for cello and piano

Year of release: 2017.
Label: IBS Classical
Artists: Asier Polo and Marta Zabaleta

The two most substantial works on the disc are Sergei Rachmaninov’s Sonata Op. 19 in G minor and César Franck’s Sonata in A minor, and these are paired with Alexander Glazunov’s Chant du Menestrel and Maurice Ravel’s Vocalise-Etude. They are four outstanding works of great interest that demonstrate the richness of colours, ideas and sound worlds that opened the 20th century.