Beethoven: Sonatas for Fortepiano and Cello, Six Bagatelles for Fortepiano
Tanya Tomkins and Eric Zivian have been described as 'imaginative musicians' 'musicians who not only understand Beethoven's music, but who know how to intensify its values on the particular instruments being employed' (Jonathan Seville, San Diego Reader).The Zivian-Tomkins Duo is heard on this CD in an all-Beethoven recital performed on period instruments. Ms. Tomkins plays on a Classical period cello by Joseph Panormo (London, 1811); and Mr. Zivian performs on a fortepiano built by Salvatore Lagrassa (Vienna, 1815). The combination of the Zivian-Tomkins Duo's virtuosity and the seductively colorful brilliance of these pieces heard on original instruments makes for a fascinating listening experience.
Sonata in C Major for Fortepiano and Cello, op. 102, no. 1
Sonata in D Major for Fortepiano and Cello, op. 102, no. 2
Six Bagatelles for Solo Fortepiano, op. 126
Sonata in A Major for Fortepiano and Cello, op. 69
Tanya Tomkins, violoncello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano