November 19, 2019

The Strad reviews Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn – Works for Cello and Piano

“An exhilarating programme of works for cello and piano captures these composer siblings’ high spirits.”

 ”Fanny & Fanny Mendelssohn – Works for Cello and Piano” with Johannes Moser and Alasdair Beatson has been reviewed on The Strad! Read a glimpse of the review below!

“The opening Allegro assai vivace of Felix Mendelssohn’s D major Cello Sonata (no.2) is one of those vibrantly exhilarating inventions – belonging to the same family as the first movements of the String Octet, B flat major String Quintet and D major String Quartet – whose exultant, life-enhancing energy sweeps all before it. Johannes Moser (playing a glorious 1694 Andrea Guarneri) and Alasdair Beatson (on a period Érard dating from 1837) capture the music with unbridled joy and infectious high spirits, as if no finer work for cello and piano existed.” 

Julian Haylock

Read the full review on The Strad

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