CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937): Suite in E Minor, Op. 21, Cello Sonata in A, Op. 80, LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Cello Sonata in B Flat Minor, Op. 27.
Catalogue Number: 08K057
Label: Hännsler Classic
Reference: CD 98.294
Description: Widor's suite, apparently from the late 1870s, is an eight-minute sequence of three salon-style movements, but the 1907 sonata is a major work, relaxed and lyrical, packed with melody and motives, many of which are introduced but not worked out Passionate and poignant, Vierne's 1910 sonata was dedicated to Casals. Peter Bruns (cello), Annegret Kuttner (piano).