FRITS CELIS (b.1929): Cello Sonata, Op. 6, Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 71, LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Cello Sonata in B Minor, Op. 27.
Catalogue Number: 06L103
Description: Vierne's hyper-romantic sonata is an apt coupling for Celis' 1963 sonata, which is totally in sympathy with late 19th century Romanticism (much of its first movement even makes you think of Bax in his early, stormy Irish mode). The solo sonata, of 2002, is sterner stuff, still tonal but much more in keeping with its date of composition and making great demands on the performer's bravura. Jan Sciffer (cello), Hans Ryckelynck (piano). (In Flanders Fields Vol. 58.)