GEORGES ENESCU (1881-1955): Cello Sonatas No. 1 in F Minor and No. 2 in C, Op. 26.
Catalogue Number: 09J063
Label: Arte Nova
Reference: ANO 544610
Description: Don't let the opus number fool you. The first sonata is a student work of 1898, fully in the French/Germanic romantic tradition (although none the less enjoyable for that, of course) while its opus-mate is from 1935, where traditional tonality gets a bloody nose and Romanian folk style inhabits three of the four movements. Gerhard Zank (cello), Donald Sulzen (piano). Original 1997 Arte Nova release.