Cello Sonata

Erwin Schulhoff

Cello Sonata

Op. 17

About this work...

Irwin Schulhoff's Sonata for Cello and Piano (1914) could be heard as a charming pastiche of Max Reger, Claude Debussy, and Gustav Mahler-if it weren't so unrelentingly serious. Lush keening tones rise and descend, as the cello conveys intense yearning and nostalgia for late Romanticism. It is a well-executed academic ... read more