5 star Guardian review for Leonard Elschenbroich's new CD
10 May 2013
Leonard Elschenbroich's new CD featuring Rachmaninov & Shostakovich Cello Sonatas, recorded last year with pianist Alexei Grynyuk and released on Onyx Classics, received a glowing 5 star review from The Guardian’s Tim Ashley.
Ashley said of the release “...a performance of tremendous assurance and power. There's no mistaking the intensity and commitment that Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk bring to it, and the closing pages, which look unflinchingly towards extinction, are unnerving in the extreme. Its companion piece, radically different, is Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata, in which Grynyuk's energy and Elschenbroich's sense of poetry are joyously to the fore. Exceptional.”