Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Angela Hewitt (piano)
The mercurial partnership of Angela Hewitt and Daniel Müller-Schott brought ‘overwhelming intensity and emotional gravitas’ to a first disc of Beethoven’s cello sonatas. Here in a second volume they present two more of these ground-breaking masterpieces, together with the composer’s homages to Mozart and Handel—works which are equally important additions to the cello repertoire.
Hewitt’s characteristic digital dexterity and deep understanding of the classical style and Müller-Schott’s vibrant playing combine to create performances of great energy and sensitivity that will delight their many fans.
In a fascinating booklet note, Daniel Müller-Schott explores the evolution of Beethoven’s works for cello from a musician’s perspective, describing their revolutionary power and demonstrating the composer’s multifarious imagination [‘Mannigfachphantastische’].