This is one of those albums that is worth searching for. Gifted young cellist Alban Gerhardt and equally gifted young pianist Markus Groh offer the Brahms Sonatas of Cello and Piano (D Major, E Minor, and F Major) in the true Romantic style. Neither artist strives for the spotlight as can happen in these works but instead grow into phrases in a unified manner that gives the effect of there being one expanded instrument!
Gerhardt's lush tone is matched by Groh's caressing echoes and leads and the two present Brahms with such a unified approach that these performances enter into the realm of the great ones. Fortunate we are to have musicians of this quality playing in a manner that is utterly selfless and to the glory of Brahms. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, November 05