Inbal Segev & Juho Pohjonen – Works for Cello and Piano by Chopin, Schumann and Grieg (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:10:07 minutes | 608 MB | Genre: Classical
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Cellist Inbal Segev debuts on AVIE, with pianist Juho Pohjonen, in the romantic repertoire of Chopin, Grieg and Schumann.
Cellist Inbal Segev’s debut release for AVIE features the lush and romantic sonatas by Chopin and Grieg, and the Fantasiestücke by Robert Schumann. She is joined by Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, a fitting partner for the pianistic Chopin and the virtuosic Grieg. In Schumann’s own transcription of his “Fantasy Pieces,” originally for clarinet, the lyrical quality shines through on Inbal’s 1673 Ruggieri cello.
Inbal Segev reaches thousands of people across continents through her influential YouTube video masterclass series Musings with Inbal, teaching core repertoire, cello technique and new works. Her many honours include top prizes at the Pablo Casals, Paulo and Washington International Competitions. She began playing cello in Israel at five and at 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to continue her studies in the US. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University.
“first class…richly inspired…very moving indeed” (Gramophone Magazine)
“Her playing is characterised by a strong and warm tone…delivered with impressive fluency and style.” (The Strad)
“This young artist is, beyond doubt, a star in the making-her tone golden and unstrained in the high positions, her phrasing that of a born musician” (Musical Opinion)
1. Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: I. Allegro moderato 15:23
2. Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65 : II. Scherzo 05:10
3. Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65 : III. Largo 03:43
4. Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: IV. Finale: Allegro 06:22
5. Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 : I. Zart und mit Ausdruck 03:14
6. Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 : II. Lebhaft, licht 03:29
7. Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 : III. Rasch und mit Feuer 04:24
8. Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36 : I. Allegro agitato 09:52
9. Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36 : II. Andante molto tranquillo 06:44
10. Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36 : III. Allegro molto e marcato 11:46
Inbal Segev, cello
Juho Pohjonen, piano