The background

JONAH KIM, cello and ROBERT KOENIG, piano are the artists in a new release by DELOS, featuring music by Kodály, Grieg, and Mark Abel, whose APPROACHING AUTUMN gives the album its title.

The music

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY – Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8

MARK ABEL – Approaching Autumn

EDVARD GRIEG – Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 36

The recording and the performance

Produced, superbly engineered, edited, and mastered by Matt Carr, beautifully annotated by David Brin, all under the care of Executive Producer Carol Rosenberger, the lovingly curated APPROACHING AUTUMN bridges the late 19th century lyrical, folk-inspired music for cello of the Norwegian master Edvard Grieg into the 20th century work of the indispensable Hungarian modernist Zoltán Kodály, to then move into Approaching Autumn, the rhapsodically impassioned, single-movement musical creation of the American composer Mark Abel.

The three compositions are delivered with solid technique, unflappable confidence and exquisite musicality by the young Korean-American cellist Jonah Kim, kept company by the sterling collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.

Rafael de Acha © 2023

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