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GEN 20706 8.5.2020
18.90 €

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)  
Adagio and Allegro for Horn and Piano, Op. 70 (1849)
Adagio (attacca)
Allegro
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)  
Sonata in E minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 38
Allegro non troppo
Allegretto quasi Menuetto
Allegro
Adolf Mišek (1875–1955)  
Sonata in E minor for Double Bass and Piano No. 2, Op. 6
Con fuoco
Andante cantabile
Furiant. Allegro energico
Finale. Allegro appassionato
   

Schumann, Brahms, Misek


Works for Double Bass and Piano


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A double bass sounds masculine and passionate, comparable to a baritone. Highly valued as a harmonic and rhythmic platform, there is little opportunity for the instrument to make a solo appearance – this CD is different. Ekkehard Beringer, a member of the NDR Elbphilharmonie and professor at the Hanover University of Music and Performing Arts, is a virtuoso on the double bass and is able to elicit a wide range of timbres from the instrument. Whether it is original works such as Adolf Mišek's Sonata in E minor or arrangements of horn and cello works by Brahms and Schumann, Ekkehard Beringer's playing sounds virtuosic, brilliant and yet down-to-earth, brilliantly accompanied by the pianist Tomoko Takahashi.


Das Orchester
"Insgesamt prächtig leidenschaftlich spielen die Solisten, erstaunliche (Trug-)Schlüsse bieten sie, und hier gibt es tatsächlich einige atem(be)raubende Momente. Und stets bleiben sie sehr markant und zugleich gesanglich - besonders das verbindet die beiden Interpreten offenbar." Read the entire review by Carola Keßler here.