REINHOLD GLIERE (1875-1956): 8 Duets for Violin and Cello, Op. 39, 10 Duets for 2 Cellos, Op. 53, Ballade for Cello and Piano, Op. 4, 12 Album Leaves for Cello and Piano, Op. 51.
Catalogue Number: 02O052
Description: Gliere wrote some very attractive music for the cello, including the first Soviet cello concerto but here we have much earlier pieces: the Op. 39 duets (1939) looking at first like teaching pieces but containing more than required for that; the Op. 51 Album Leaves (1910) displaying aspects of Russian and more exotic folk musics and the Op. 53 duets of 1911 showing a marked melodic richness although their form and harmony are quite conservative. Martin Rummel, Alexander Hülshoff (cellos), Friedemann Eichhorn (violin), Till Alexander Körber (piano).