MUST HAVE RECORDING
Kenneth J. Luurs | Oak Park, IL USA | 02/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the great chamber music recordings of all time. If you don't believe me, ask Yo Yo Ma. He speaks passionately about his affection for Rose's playing and this recording in particular. Leonard Rose and Leonid Hambro play like gods. The cello has never sounded better, hauntingly beautiful in the Schubert. There is an elegance to the performance that is absolutely spellbinding. It is a guilty pleasure to think of owning this recording, to be able to acquire it so inexpensively is amazing."
How About a Half-Dozen "Roses" Instead
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 07/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a delightful reissue of a 1953 Mono LP of Cello Sonatas by the under-appreciated Leonard Rose and pianist Leonid Hambro. I love Leonard Rose and very much enjoy his Concerto recordings of the Dvorak Cello, Saint-Saens Cello No. 1, Lalo Cello, Tchiakovsky Variations on a Rococo theme, Bloch Schelomo, Faure Elegy and Brahms Double, all currently available in the Sony Essential Classics series, and the Schumann Cello, formerly available in the Bernstein Royal Edition series but now out of print. This CD is also terrific, but it is literally the same as the original LP. It logs in at a whopping 38:57! Sony, surely you could have given us a half-dozen Rose recordings instead of just the three featured here. That would have been worth getting excited over."
The classic recording of these sonatas
CaraMia | 09/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A fantastic recording by one of the giants of cello playing. I highly recommend this recording to anyone wanting to hear a great cellist play beautiful music, and especially to those learning these pieces. Rose was an amazing cellist and it's hard to to find any that compare."