Brahms Reger Schumann

Released 2021

Nina Kotova, cello

José Feghali, piano

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“A talent to reckon with: poised, committed, graceful and spirited,” is how the Los Angeles Times has described the Russian-American cellist Nina Kotova. Her Warner Classics catalogue already includes an album of sonatas by Rachmaninov. It is now joined by a programme of German Romantic music which she recorded with the Brazilian-born pianist José Feghali, a laureate of the Van Cliburn Competition who died aged just 53 in 2014. Spanning 65 years of musical history, the recital comprises works by Schumann and Brahms, who were close friends, and by Max Reger. He drew inspiration for his Suite No. 2 for solo cello, composed in 1914, from Pablo Casals’s advocacy of Bach’s solo suites.

Cello Sonata No.1 for Piano and Cello Op.38 in E minor

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto

III. Allegro


Suite No. 2 for Solo Cello Op.131c/2 in D minor

I. Präludium: Largo

II. Gavotte: Allegretto

III. Largo

IV. Gigue: Vivace



Fantasiestücke for Piano and Cello, Op. 73

I. Zart und mit Ausdruck

II. Lebhaft, leicht

III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Adagio and Allegro Op.70 in A flat