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For cellists listening there are some old favourites on this CD beautifully played and accompanied, but there are a couple of less well know pieces.
Corinne Morris's sound if pure, clear and warm and her playing seems completely effortless (which I am most jealous of!).
My personal favourite pieces on the album are:
Piazzolla's Oblivion which is played freely with lots of personal and characterful embellishment and a luscious, sensual sound.
Bargiel's Adagio - a work I had never heard before (by a composer I had not heard of - turns out his was Clara Schumann's half brother). On the basis of this piece I am definitely going to start look for more of his works. Truly beautiful, haunting and at times drammatic melody.
Corinne Morris's own composition "Un' Ultima Volta" is an elegy on loss, written at a time when she was unable to play the cello. The anguish and sadness flows through a gorgeous melody played with great heart. So glad she is back with her instrument.
I listed three favourites but I like all the works on this disk and highly recommend it as an addition to any CD collection.
Additional comment - the sound quality and engineering are excellent throughout. The balance between cello and orchestra is also very well judged (which isn't always true on more famous cellists recordings!). Just listening to Faures Elegy again - I have heard many recordings of this work and I think the this is the first one where the articulation of the faster passages is so clear that you can hear very note, but without the cello over-dominating the sound. My favourite recording of this work so far.