FRIEDRICH GERNSHEIM (1839-1916): Cello Sonatas No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 12, No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 79 and No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 87, Andante for Cello and Piano, Op. 64b, Elohenu for Cello and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 07U006
Reference: 555 054-2
Description: The work of a young man, Gernsheim’s first sonata has a Mendelssohnian quality while the other two are late works from 1906 and 1914. No. 2 opens with a nod to Brahms whose ten-year death anniversary it was at the time, but there is increasing agitation and many swings of dynamic and tempo throughout, a description which fits the Third as well - no nostalgic musings for this old man! Alexander Hülshoff (cello), Oliver Triendl (piano).