Ralph Kirshbaum and Shai Wosner play
Beethoven, Janácek, Brahms and Schumann,
enjoyed by BILL NEWMAN
The real essence of the cello repertoire was contained in this programme, in performances of such refinement and intended perfection, that London's hectic traffic might have come to a full stop, outside, while I enjoyed the beautiful noises, inside.
Kirshbaum is an old friend. Yes, he did remember my visit to his home in Muswell Hill, moons ago, when we talked freely about cellos, music, and musical life, in general. Wosner, from the very first time I heard him, is a remarkable musician, with an acute ear and sense of style...
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