ANATOLIJUS SENDEROVAS (b.1945): 2 Songs of Shulamith, DMITRI KABALEVSKY (1904-1987): Cello Sonata in B Flat, Op. 71, ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983): Cello Sonata, Op. 49, Canción al Árbol del Olvido, Op. 3/2 (transcr. Wolfgang Lehner).
Catalogue Number: 06L109
Label: Challenge Classics
Description: We offer this for the 12 minutes of Senderovas - two rapturous and lyrical pieces faintly redolent of Middle Eastern music, whose warmth and neo-romantic tendencies dovetail perfectly with the beginning of Kabalevsky's 1962 sonata. Neither the Kabalevsky nor the much more spiky and dissonant Ginastera (from his late, self-described "neo-expressionist" period in 1979) are exactly over-recorded so this release is more attractive and well-programmed than just a glance at the names of the composers might indicate. Jelena Ocic (cello), Federico Lovato (piano).