Martin Rummel, Alexander Hulshoff (cello), Friedemann Eichhorn (violin), Till Alexander Korber (piano)
A highly decorated composer in Soviet Russia, Reinhold Gliere maintained a low political profile and a conservative but astonishingly inventive melodic style. His interest in national harmonies and folk-music emerges in the Twelve Album Leaves, and his remarkably important contribution to cello repertoire is demonstrated both in his mastery of small forms in the Duets Op 39, and a unique ability to create orchestral sonorities in the Duets Op 53, a rare example of an original cycle for the delightful combination of two cellos. Martin Rummel is based in Vienna and is a highly active soloist and chamber musician. He has collaborated with composers including Alfred Schnittke, Howard Blake and Sofia Gubaidulina. Alexander Hulshoff has appeared as guest soloist with major international orchestras. His chamber music performances include appearances with the Bamberg Trio and fellow musicians of the highest distinction.
Gliere Eight Duets for Violin and Cello Op 39, Ballade for Cello and Piano Op 4, Ten Duets for Two Cellos Op 53, Twelve Album Leaves for Cello and Piano Op 51
Running Time: 1 hr 12 min