Maria Kliegel in Kodály’s magnificent solo Cello Sonata offers a warm and fanciful performance, powerful and flowing. Jenő Jandó is an outstandingly sympathetic partner in the two-movement Op. 4 Sonata, a performance deeply introspective in the slow first movement and full of fantasy in the Allegro con spirito of the finale. The three Chorale Preludes are romantic arrangements—with the cello generally underlining the chorale melodies—of organ pieces attributed to Bach but now though spurious.
"Maria Kliegel's explosive musical imagination and phenomenal technique generate an enthralling realization of the Kodály solo sonata.....Another winner from Naxos, and further confirmation, as if it were needed, of Maria Kliegel's high distinction among today's master cellists"