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Brahms: Sonatas for Piano and Cello; Schumann: 5 Stücke im Volkston - Anner Bylsma, Lambert Orkis

Anner Bylsma, violoncello by Antonio Stradivari (Cremona, 1701), the Servais; Lambert Orkis, piano by Steinway & Sons (New York, 1892), the Paderewski

Sony Vivarte SK 68249, re-issued as Sony Classical SMK 03134

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in E Minor, Op. 38;

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in F Major, Op. 99;

Robert Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102

It may be hard for some to imagine that a performer whose mastery of baroque performance has established him as one of the most respected "authentic" interpreters could play Romantic music just as masterfully. But this recording, in which Anner Bylsma is joined by the incomparable Lambert Orkis, truly has everything a listener could desire, from transcendentally relaxed moments to intense vitality, from an affable, quirky sense of humour to masculine seriousness and aching sentiments.

Listen, November 1996