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Joanne Talbot
The Strad, March 2014

This balanced recital programme offers both familiar and less well-trodden repertoire…The result is a performance of engaging charm, in which both performers are intuitive to the improvisatory aspects of the music.

…the treat of the recital is a beautifully tasteful rendition of Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata. The gloriously vocal melodies are allowed to sing, guided rather than ordered around, with both artists particularly poignant and sensitive in the Adagio. The ensuing Allegretto is full of lightness. Following the pattern of a concert, the encores offered after the sonatas are both unusual and entertaining. Kreisler’s Tambourin chinois, usually heard on the violin, transfers to cello effectively and is given a superbly characterised interpretation, shimmering with brilliance. Technical pyrotechnics also dazzle in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s witty and engaging ‘Largo al factotum’ paraphrase from Rossini’s Barber of Seville. © 2014 The Strad Read complete review

David W Moore
American Record Guide, January 2014

All of this material is highly demanding in terms both of subtlety of phrasing and virtuosity of fingers and bow. Yang has what it takes and more. He and the just-as-talented Oetiker play with a highly satisfying blend of rubato and determination, bringing all of this music to our ears in a perfect balance between instruments where both players are at one in their concept of where the music goes. It is played with effortless love, and I loved it. The Fritz Kreisler piece is played with a polish that would impress violinists.

This is an outstandingly played program of music, much of which you don’t hear every day. It is recorded with clarity and warmth. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

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