Arabella Steinbacher & Robert Kulek – Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss (2014) [DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Arabella Steinbacher & Robert Kulek – Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss (2014)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 58:11 minutes | 2,3 GB

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher and pianist Robert Kulek continue their great collaboration with a new PENTATONE release, the recording of Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in A, which joins Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18. While Franck’s violin sonata is epic in character, Strauss’ work is full of jovial energy, hope and anticipation. This fusion of elements brilliantly demonstrates the synergy between Steinbacher and Kulek, something we have witnessed during their recital performances over the past few years.


Cesar Franck
Sonata for Piano and Violin in A (1886)
1. Allegretto moderato 6.32
2. Allegro 8.10
3. Recitativo – Fantasia – Moderato 7.42
4. Allegretto poco mosso 6.26

Richard Strauss
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18 (1887)
5. Allegro, ma non troppo 11.25
6. Improvisation – Andante cantabile 8.18
7. Finale – Andante – Allegro 9.27

Arabella Steinbacher – violin
Robert Kulek – piano

DSD recording