Tuesday 19 November 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." 

[Check out the album here:]




Julian Haylock

Read the full review on The Strad

Photo by Sarah Wijzenbeek