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AUERBACH, L.: 24 Preludes for Cello and Piano / Cello Sonata (Celloquy) (Aznavoorian, Auerbach)

Composer(s):Auerbach, Lera
Artist(s) Aznavoorian, Ani, cello • Auerbach, Lera, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue CDR90000-137
Label Cedille
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
CD
USD 16.99
 

 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   




Review By Brian Reinhart,MusicWeb International,June 2013

The performances are of just staggering quality. Lera Auerbach at the piano is as effective a performer of her music as you can imagine, but the real surprise is cellist Ani Aznavoorian… Playing on a cello built by her father, Aznavoorian delivers with emotional commitment that borders on eye-popping. Plus she seems never to be afraid of the music’s demands for exotic effects, microtonality, scraping, spooky harmonics that sound like Armenian wind instruments, vibrato that threatens to explode, and fiendish double-stopping. To paraphrase Nigel Tufnel, this cellist goes up to 11. She delivered the world premiere of the preludes, according to her bio, and she simply owns this music. Not that I hope she owns it for long; this is extraordinary cycle that belongs in the

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Review By Bob McQuiston,Classical Lost and Found,April 2013

…Ani Aznavoorian[’s]…playing, made all the more demanding by a variety of cello special effects, reveals a technical mastery only matched by her great sensitivity for Auerbach’s emotive music.

Ms. Aznavoorian is accompanied by the composer…Together this dynamic duo delivers dazzling performances of these works, which should remain definitive for some time to come.

With award-winning audio maven Adam Abeshouse at the controls…no wonder this CD sounds so good! © 2013 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review








 

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