Rachmaninov - Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas
Format: COMPACT DISC
Westergaard, Merete; Bülow, Gert von
The two leading Danish musicians, cellist Gert von Bülow and pianist Merete Westergaard are here together performing the only Cello Sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. The original was one of the first Danacord Long Playing releases and received overwhelming fine acclaim from many critics. Here is the chance to hear this rare LP again newly transferred from the original master tapes to modern technology. Even with strong competition this album will stand out as one of the finest versions. Gert von Buelow studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He gave his debut concert aged 21 and continued his studies with Gregor Piatigorsky in Los Angeles and with Pierre Fournier in Geneva. His career as a soloist and chamber musician started at festivals in Europe, Brazil, Canada and in the Far East. His partners on stage were musicians like Paul Badura-Skoda, Joerg Demus, Nelson Freire, Michail Jurowski, Karl Leister, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Norman Shettler. For Danish Radio he recorded classical repertoire and also contemporary music. There are 24 works dedicated to him by Danish composers. In 1992, Gert von Buelow was one of the founders of the International Chamber Music Academy of Kronberg im Taunus (Germany). In 1994 he established the Edison-Trio together with the violonist Ya'akov Rubinstein and the pianist Frank-Immo Zichner. Since 1995 he has been Professor of Violoncello, chamber music and historical interpretation at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Rostock (Germany).