de Saram in Concert
Volume 1
Kodály - Rachmaninov
Rohan de Saram - cello
Druvi de Saram - piano

Arguably the most significant work written for solo cello since Bach wrote his cello Suites approximately two hundred years earlier, Kodály's Sonata Op. 8 is unique in many ways. "Unique" was the word used by Kodály's close friend and illustrious compatriot Bela Bartók, when he wrote about this Sonata in the early part of the 20th century. He went on to write, "This is not mere imitation of Bach's polyphonic style". With this sentence Bartok expressed his insight into the fact that Bach's influence is noticeable in practically all composers brought up in the European classical tradition, who wrote for unaccompanied violin, viola or cello.  More Info

CB6004-2 CD

Zoltán Kodály
1] Allegro maestoso ma appassionato (8:33)
2] Adagio (12:12)
3] Allegro molto vivace (11:41)

Sergei Rachmaninov
4] Lento leading to Allegro moderato (10:24)
5] Allegro Scherzando (6:26)
6] Andante (5:35)
7] Allegro mosso (12:42)

Enrique Granados

8] Intermezzo (5:54)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
9] The Flight of the Bumblebee (2:08)