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Great Russian Cello Sonatas
Suren Bagratuni, cello
Adrian Oetiker, piano
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“Suren Bagratuni offers highly persuasive readings of both works…Bagratuni displays a keenly sensed dramatisation of the phrase…Throughout, the character of the music is sharply drawn—Bagratuni and Oetiker capturing the playful yet biting humour perfectly in the second movement of the Prokofiev, while the involving cello line takes on the role of epic narrative in the finale…Fine playing indeed.”
   —The Strad

“the recorded sound is unimpeachable…impressively bold accounts…the soaring finale of the Prokofiev is nearly worth the price of the disc.”

“An intense performance…carefully shaped, highly inflected phrases…The dynamic range…is also remarkable, and the sound captures its vehemence and its beautifully controlled quiet passages as well.”
   —American Record Guide

“They give exceptional performances…Quality is established in the first bars of the Prokofiev with Bagratuni’s deep-throated opening phrase answered by Oetiker’s carefully weighted chords…[the Scherzo of the Shostakovich] is given a sparkling ride by the two players…[In the slow movement] Bagratuni and Oetiker rivet attention with their whisper-quiet, fine-tuned and expressive interpretation.”
   The Patriot Ledger

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