“Neither Georgian, a pupil of Rostropovich, nor Gililov had come my way before but I hope such persuasive musicians will soon do so again. Their sympathy for Brahms struck me as of the unforced, intuitively perceptive kind. The two cello sonatas are keenly contrasted: (Op.99) Adagio is played with a totally committed intensity by both and the songful finale has an endearing spring-like freshness.” — Gramophone
Originally released as a two-CD set on Biddulph, Alto is pleased to reissue cellist Karine Georgian and pianist Pavel Gililov in their recording of three cello sonatas by Brahms: the two “official” sonatas, Opp. 38 and 79, plus Julius Klengel’s transcription of the Violin Sonata, Op. 78. This extended program is now available at a single-CD price!