Helen Grimaud & Sol Gabetta: Duo
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 Debussy: Cello Sonata Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
Two of today's most passionate and inspirational artists join forces in the recital programme that brought audiences to their feet at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad in Summer 2011. The chemistry between Hélène Grimaud and Sol Gabetta left critics and audiences nothing short of euphoric and this first duo recording captures the revelatory magic of their collaboration The album reprises the same programme the duo performed in Gstaad: Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Johannes Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano. Hélène’s recordings have been best-sellers on the Yellow Label with more than 800,000 units sold altogether to date. Sol is also a best-selling, chart-storming artist, who is regarded as one of the great cellists of our day.