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