Leonard Elschenbroich cello
Alexei Grynyuk piano
Petr Limonov piano
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
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Pairing instrumental works by Prokofiev (his Cello Sonata in C and three stage transcriptions, from The Stone Flower, The Love for Three Oranges and Cinderella) with works by his younger Soviet contemporary, Kabalevsky (his Novelette op.27 no.5 and the Second Cello Concerto op.77), cellist Leonard Elschenbroich takes a look at period of recent history which he describes as under “the fear of music.” The Cello Concerto is a live recording with Andrew Litton and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, while his recital partners are Alexei Grynuk and Petr Limonov.