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Sämtliche Werke für Violoncello und Klavier
David Geringas, Ian Fountain (2011)
Hänssler Classic CD CD 93.272 (196’)

Gramophone Magazine
A pianist of finely tuned artistic sensibilities, [Fountain] leans into notes and plays into textures, his tonal palette encompassing a stark accent as easily as it does a graduated lyrical line. David Geringas is a master of line too, protean in his command of subtleties and nuances of expression. Both are superlative artists and in just accord,their interpretations wholly thought through and wholly communicated. (August 2011)


BBC Music Magazine
Geringas and Fountain seem totally committed to [the Duo Sonata], delivering a wonderfully elegant account that emphasises the music’s strongly Mozartian features. Both players are equally enthralling in the Horn Sonata transcription, projecting a muscular view of the opening movement…There are some really outstanding performances throughout the rest of this beautifully recorded set…these three discs offer compelling and insightful musicianship, (August 2011)


International Record Review
What these performances do not lack is lightness of touch, vital especially in the variations with their deft ‘give and take’ between the instruments…These performances do them justice, neither overplaying their humour nor underplaying their pathos, and are equally attuned to the transcriptions. (July/August 2011)


Gramophone Magazine
Editor’s Choice (August 2011)