JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): 21 Hungarian Dances (arr. cello & piano Alfredo Piatti [1822-1901]).
Catalogue Number: 04W030
Reference: 903 2202-6
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Piatti was one of Clara Schumann's preferred chamber music partners and thus in Brahms' closest circle. The composer must have been very satisfied with Piatti's version, since the cello adds several dimensions of the most sensitive expression to the score. Piatti does not exactly make the cellist's task easy. Yet his arrangement is much more than just virtuoso stuff: in close relation to the four-handed original version, a genuine piece of chamber music is created. Guido Schiefen (cello), Markus Kreul (piano).