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Works By Cassado & Kodaly

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Works By Cassado & Kodaly
Works By Cassado & Kodaly


Grammy Award-nominated cellist Antonio Meneses' dazzling virtuosity in on display in the Suite for Solo Cello by Gaspar Cassadó, and two works by Zoltán Kodály - the Duo for Violin and Cello with violinist Claudio Cruz, and the Sonata for Solo Cello that was written in 1915. It is released in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the work.

Following the success of Capriccioso, a solo spectacular of works written by cellists for cellists, Antonio Meneses' brilliance is demonstrated again, with the rarely recorded Suite for Solo Cello by the Spanish cellist-composer Gaspar Cassadó. Alongside two early works by his Hungarian contemporary Zoltán Kodály - the Duo for Violin and Cello, with violinist Claudio Cruz, who was the conductor on Antonio's Grammy-nominated recording of the Concertos by Elgar and Gál; and the Sonata for Solo Cello, which was written in 1915 and is released in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the work.

Personnel: Antonio Meneses (cello), Claudio Cruz (violin)

Critical acclaim for Antonio Meneses:

"Passionate advocacy and beautiful, soft-grained tone." - The Irish Times (on 'Capriccioso')

"The commanding Brazilian virtuoso Antonio Meneses surmounts every hurdle with ease." - Gramophone (on the Grammy-nominated 'Gál and Elgar Cello Concertos')

"Meneses takes his place alongside the greats." - The Sunday Times, Classical CD of the Week (on 'Haydn Cello Concertos')

"Meneses' playing is remarkably refined and subtle." - (on 'Beethoven Complete 'Works for Piano and Cello' with Menahem Pressler)

"Meneses is at the top of his form...a beautiful velvet tone, flawless technique, and a musical instinct that never lets him down. His playing is invariably noble, correctly inflected, and fluent." - Fanfare (on 'Bach: Six Cello Suites')

"Very strong accounts of all three works ... a fine disc." - MusicWeb International


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  2. Gaspar Cassadó: Suite for Solo Cello, I. Prelude-Fantasia
  3. II. Sardana - Danza
  4. III. Intermezzo e danza finale
  5. Zoltán Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8, I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
  6. II. Adagio (con grand' espressione) - Con moto
  7. III. Allegro molto vivace
  8. Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
  9. II. Adagio - Andante
  10. III. Maestoso e largemente, ma non troppo lento - Presto
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