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Claire Seymour
MusicWeb International, January 2020

Anger draws a wide tonal palette from his cello, made in 1720 by Alessandro Gagliano, founding father of the Neapolitan dynasty of luthiers. He finds a lovely graininess low down on the C string, and thoughtfully enrichens the colour, swelling the sound as the phrases bloom and soar confidently and evenly. Despite the busyness of the piano part, Schöch never over-powers his partner, and plays with tasteful graciousness when apt: the sprightly theme introduced at the end of the Allegro con brio’s exposition dances lightly before it is transformed and darkened in the ensuing development, the carefree casualness cast aside in urgent exchanges characterised by crisp, clean counterpoint. At the end of the movement an impetuous accelerando captures Strauss’s breezy confidence. © 2020 MusicWeb International Read complete review



David W. Moore
American Record Guide, July 2019

Anger and Schuch play with care and passion for this lovely music and are recorded with clarity. If the idea of cello transcriptions of all this vocal and orchestral music interests you, I assure you it is played to a turn here. © 2019 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




BBC Music Magazine, March 2019

These pieces are full of passion, played here with conviction. © 2019 BBC Music Magazine




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, January 2019

This release presents a reference recording of the Strauss Cello Sonata and an exquisite cello version of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. The Strauss Sonata is stunningly coherent and beautifully played. In the Wesendock Lieder Anger and Schöch offer sensual performances revealing the various emotional states of the music. © 2019 Pizzicato



Lark Reviews, January 2019

A really impressive recording. © 2019 Lark Reviews





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