This single-movement sonata for cello and piano, Evgeny Kissin’s Opus 2, evokes a sombre, melancholic ballad. The approximately ten-minute work from 2016 places high demands on both instrumentalists in its execution. Having rehearsed the sonata in close consultation with the composer and performed it, Steven Isserlis contributes fingerings and bowings in an additional cello part. A marvellous addition to the cello repertoire!
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È stata, invece, una piacevole sorpresa scoprire il fatto che egli vesta anche i panni del compositore con la stessa disinvoltura di quelli dello strumentista e, a nostro modo di vedere, con pari esito.
There are clear instructions for the performers within the score. I would recommend this for an advanced cellist who would like to add a modern piece to their repertoire.