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Jonah Kim / Sean Kennard

Rachmaninoff ^ Barber Cello Sonatas


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Meet the Artists | Jonah Kim & Sean Kennard play Rachmaninoff & Barber
Mercury Soul: Cathedral, Episode 2
Bach: The Chaconne - Julia Rowe & Jonah Kim
Beethoven Sonata Op. 53
Artists of Mercury Soul - Jonah and Julia
1 Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano Op. 19 / Lento  
2 Allegro  
3 Andante  
4 Allegro mosso  
5 Barber: Sonata for Violincello and Piano Op. 6 / Allefro  
6 Adagio  
7 Allegro  
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Cellist Jonah Kim and pianist Sean Kennard have been making music together since they were teenagers at the Curtis Institute of Music and together they have played almost every sonata in the standard repertoire. The Rachmaninoff Sonata and the Sonata by Samuel Barber hold a special place for them: The Rachmaninoff was the first sonata they worked on together, and Kim's teacher at Curtis was Orlando Cole, who premiered the Sonata with Barber himself at the piano. Both Sonatas shine as big, romantic works with broad, rhapsodic strokes and soaring melodies. Kim and Kennard give stunning performances, singling out these brilliant young performers as two of the best in their generation.

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