|Beethoven||Cello Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 5 No. 1|
|Prokofiev||Cello Sonata in C, Op. 119|
|Franck||Cello Sonata in A (trans. from the Violin Sonata)|
‘Truls Mørk has tremendous stature as a recitalist’ The Strad
‘Behzod Abduraimov is the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation.’ The Independent
With his radiantly pure sound, unshowy mastery and sincere vision, the Norwegian Truls Mørk has long been the uncrowned king of cellists. Here he is joined by his duo partner, the dazzling young Uzbek pianist, Bezhod Abduraimov in a sequence of three great sonatas.
The muscular elegance of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 Op. 5 is contrasted with the expansive drama of Prokofiev’s own Sonata in C.
The second half is devoted to the cello transcription of Cesar Franck’s magnificent Violin Sonata, a celebration of love.