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Our vision for this album was to bring together a collection of favourite romantic works from the Cello and Piano literature which are all transcriptions from another instrumentation. Originally composed for voice (Fauré, Liszt and Falla), violin (Brahms and Massenet), and clarinet (Schumann), we felt the reinstrumentation of these works exemplifies the versatility of the Cello and Piano. Furthermore, we felt it allows for a certain freshness of interpretation, while still being cognizant of the composer's original writing and expressive qualities of the instrument/voice for which each work was initially conceived.


ROOTS: Transcriptions of Romantic Works for Cello and Piano


Johannes Brahms ~Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 78 (arr. by Paul Klengel from the Sonata no. 1 for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 78)


I Vivace ma non troppo

II Adagio

III Allegro molto moderato


Robert Schumann ~Fantasiestücke, Op.73


I Zart und mit Ausdruck

II Lebhaft, leicht

III Rasch und mit Feuer


Franz Liszt ~Transcription of Schumann’s “Widmung,” S.566 (Solo Piano)


Gabriel Fauré ~Après un Rêve (from Trois Mélodies, Op.7, No.1)


Jules Massenet ~Méditation from Thaïs


Manuel De Falla~Suite Populaire Espagnole 


El Paño Moruno



Nana (Berceuse)



Roots: Transcriptions of Romantic Works for Cello and Piano

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