ANDRÉ PREVIN (b.1929): Cello Sonata, JOHANNES BERAUER (b.1979): Passacaglia, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40.
Catalogue Number: 08Q064
Label: Ars Produktion
Reference: ARS 38 149
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Offered for the half-hour long Previn sonata, not otherwise available since the original 1997 Sony recording by Yo-Yo Ma and the composer went out of print. Previn moves fluidly back and forth between jazz, film music and American art music with a few reminiscences of impressionism in his work while the young Austrian Berauer's five-minute Passacaglia uses that old dance form as the basis for improvisatory, jazz-like variations. Matthias Bartolomey (cello), Clemens Zeilinger (piano).