The 5-string cello is more than simply the trade-mark of Matthias Michael Beckmann; it is his artistic credo and his message. Even in familiar pieces it opens up new sound spaces.
Franz Schubert’s Sonata for Arpeggione embraces whole worlds of emotion; Robert Schumann’s pieces are filled with the most profound poetry.
Here Beckmann and distinguished pianist Elena Braslavsky form an exquisite partnership.
Classical form combined with sensitive Romanticism and sublime melody – this is great, timeless music, in all its energy and humanity. Gottfried Franz Kasparek
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828) Sonate in a-Moll, Arpeggione, D 821 (1824)
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Adagio und Allegro in As-Dur op. 70 (1849)
Fantasiestücke op. 73 (1849)
5 Stücke im Volkston in a-Moll op. 102 (1849)
Träumerei (1838) op. 15, no. 7
MATTHIAS MICHAEL BECKMANN · 5-string cello
ELENA BRASLAVSKY · piano