…Steckel and Rivinius offer highly individual performances of the two sonatas and other works on this new Oehms recording.
The sound of Steckel’s cello on this disc is rather distinctive and…has a creamy tone…In the Rachmaninov sonata Steckel’s inclination to use a liberal amount of vibrato may well serve the composer’s lush lyrical outpourings well…In the Prokofiev sonata Steckel seems perfectly attuned to Prokofiev’s somewhat spicier expressive language…The results are a songful, emotionally charged and highly dramatic performance of this work.
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