GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955): 2 Cello Sonatas, Op. 26, Nocturne et Saltarello, Allegro in F Minor (World Premiere Recording).
Catalogue Number: 11P051
Label: Hännsler Classic
Reference: CD 98.021
Description: Don't let the opus number fool you. The First 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. New to disc is the glowingly Romantic and impassioned ten-minute sonata movement from 1897; the Nocturne and Saltarello come from the same year. 2 CDs. Valentin Radutiu (cello), Per Rundberg (piano).