After her critically acclaimed début CD of piano music from Bach to Kapustin, Yasmin Rowe joins Australian cellist Yelian He (collectively known as Y2) in a programme of music by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Henryson, Kapustin and Piazzolla.
Y2 has also achieved outstanding success on the world’s competition stages, notably 1st Prize in the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards Competition (now amalgamated as the Young Performer’s Awards) in Sydney.
This release includes the world première recording of Svante Henrysson's On A Day Like This for solo cello.
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata for piano and cello in D major, Op.58
Franz Liszt: Widmung, S566 after Schumann
Svante Henrysson: Black Run, for solo cello; On a Day Like This, for solo cello
Nikolai Kapustin: Elegy, Op.96; Burlesque, Op.97; Nearly Waltz, Op.98
Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Recorded: 2nd & 3rd February 2017, Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, UK
Photography: Steve Wylde
Yasmin Rowe's Wardrobe: Privilege Australia Fashion Company
Design: Richard Middleton & Willowhayne Records
Piano Tuning & Maintenance: Philip Kennedy
Recording Producers: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Total duration: 63:45
"Yelian He plays On A Day Like This and Black Run with all the passion, energy and technical mastery that I as a composer could wish for. It is a joy to hear his versions." - Svante Henryson
"This is a very interesting and highly energetic first release by Y2, one that should intrigue all fans of cello-piano music." - Lynn René Bayley, The Art Music Lounge