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Franck, Dvorak & Grieg Works for Violin & Piano



The 2013 CD release of Sawyers & Elgar Violin Sonatas has enthralled the critics: Bruce Reader described their playing as having “the listener teetering on the edge of melancholy and joy”, while John France, for MusicWeb International, described the disc as “a startling discovery… an exemplary performance”. The Swiss magazine, Music und Theater wrote, “The interpretations of the Steinberg Duo are simply phenomenal. So lucid, passionate and unsentimental, they make the works sparkle”. Andrew Schartmann, writing for Music & Vision, stated, “Rarely does a recording exude so much energy while remaining sensitive to even the subtlest of details. From the first measure, we know that something special is unfolding before us — a quality that lasts through to the very end. In short, no amount of writing can do justice to the last three tracks on this disc.”

Franck, Dvorak & Grieg Works for Violin & Piano


This is a superb performance. Once again the Steinberg Duo show what terrific artists they are in this very fine new release. The recording is close but detailed and clear. There are excellent notes from Nicholas Burns.