The Art of the Cello

Dmitry Kouzov
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Two Hundred Years of Cello Masterpieces
Dmitry Kouzov, cello
Peter Laul, piano

From Beethoven to Rostropovich, this recording of cello masterpieces showcases the artistry and diversity of the cello repertoire. Drawing from his many musical influences, Dmitry Kouzov effortlessly weaves through a variety of composers and styles, creating a beautiful mosaic of classic and contemporary music. The result is an outstanding collection of work that is diverse and entertaining.

Kouzov pays homage to the late Rostropovich in the humorous and challenging Humoresque Op. 5 and premieres Beara, an original work of contemporary American composer Sean Hickey. Pianist Peter Laul accompanies Kousov in performing favourites by Beethoven, Schumann and Shostakovich.

Dmitry Kouzov has collaborated with world renowned artists and is a member of the Phaedrus String Quartet. He is also a founding and active member of the Manhattan Piano Trio, with whom he tours extensively throughout the United States.

Catalog: MAR 395
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Track Listing

Beethoven: Sonata in G minor No.2, Op.5
1. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo -
Allegro molto più tosto presto
2. Rondo Allegro

Schumann: Fantasiestüke Op. 73
3. Zart und mit Ausdruck
4. Lebhaft, leicht
5. Rasch und mit Feuer (Listen)

Sean Hickey
6. Beara (Listen)

Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Op.40
7. Allegro non troppo - Largo 1
8. Allegro (Listen)
9. Largo
10. Allegro

Mstislav Rostropovich
11. Humoresque Op. 5

Total playing time: 73:37

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