Rachmaninoff – Works for Cello and Piano
The duo team of cellist Steven Doane and pianist Barry Snyder made a number of award-winning recordings for Bridge Records in the 1990s. Their traversal of the complete music for cello and piano of Gabriel Fauré won several awards,including a citation in the French journal Repertoire. The duo returns with superbly wrought renderings of two major Rachmaninoff masterpieces-the heartbreakingly beautiful cello sonata, and the virtuosic Études-tableaux, Op. 39 for solo piano. These other Doane/Snyder recordings are available from Bridge: Gabriel Fauré: The Complete Music for Cello and Piano (BRIDGE 9038); Frank Bridge: Spring Song; Sonata; Mélodie; Scherzo; Benjamin Britten: Sonata in C, Op. 65 (BRIDGE 9056).
“Lovers of the cello and of Rachmaninov’s music should not hesitate to add this release to their collection.” - International Record Review
“A fine new CD from the Bridge label features several duo pieces in highly detailed and passionate performances by cellist Steven Doane and pianist Barry Snyder, two under-hyped yet excellent stalwarts of the national chamber-music scene.” - Timeout.com