Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata – Gautier Capuçon, Yuja Wang

January 4, 2022, 9:00 am

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Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, Op. 19, one of the great landmarks of late Romantic music, has found its ideal interpreters in Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang. Their new recording of the work projects a partnership of equals fully immersed in the music’s turbulent emotions and striking expressive contrasts.  “In the last few years of working together, Gautier and I have developed a way of finishing each other’s musical sentences,” says Yuja Wang. “The dialogue Rachmaninoff creates in his Sonata is very special, and it felt almost as if his spirit was inspiring us during our sessions in Dortmund this summer.” The cellist agrees: “It’s always a delight to make music with Yuja. Everything flowed with such ease with this recording. And there was an electricity in the air that is so rare and so beautiful.”