SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO IN D MINOR, OP. 40
01 I. Allegro non troppo - Largo
02 II. Allegro
03 III. Largo
04 IV. Allegro
SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO IN G MINOR, OP. 19
05 I. Lento. Allegro moderato
06 II. Allegro Scherzando
07 III. Andante
08 IV. Allegro mosso
Carmine Miranda cello
Robert Marler piano
Dmitri Shostakovich composer
Sergei Rachmaninoff composer
Release Date: March 3, 2023
Catalog #: NV6475
Navona Records presents SHOSTAKOVICH / RACHMANINOFF: SONATAS FOR CELLO AND PIANO, an album that highlights the musical expression and virtuosity of these renowned works.
Acclaimed award-winning soloist Carmine Miranda and GRAMMY-nominated Nashville Symphony pianist Robert Marler combine their virtuosity with the legendary three-time GRAMMY-nominated producer Alan Shacklock and celebrated mastering engineer Tommy Dorsey (Berlin Philharmonic – Deutsche Grammophon) to deliver the highest quality performances of these works.
Deeply expressive with interplay and virtuosic passages, these two sonatas are held to high regard by pianists and cellists alike. Once turning points in the lives of Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff, these works have stood the test of time, rewarded with commanding performances by cellist Carmine Miranda and pianist Robert Marler.
Award winning cellist Carmine Miranda has established an international career and recognition as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, and is a best-selling recording artist. Praised by many publications such as Fanfare Magazine for “fast becoming known for his ability to combine virtuosity with intense, well-thought-out interpretations” and by The Strad Magazine for "showing himself to be in full command of both instrument and works," Miranda’s performances and recordings have appeared in some of the finest concert halls, music festivals, radio and TV stations, as well as PBS affiliated stations all over the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Miranda’s performances have been broadcasted on radio stations across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia as well as appearing on TV stations such as PBS. Several of his recordings have become number one classical bestsellers on retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and iTunes. His recording of the Dvorak and Schumann Cello Concerti charted in the Billboard top 50 classical recordings with over one million Spotify plays.
CARMINE MIRANDA (cello)
Recorded in January & July 2021 at Masterfonics
Studios & Ocean Way Studios in Nashville TN.
Recording Producers Carmine Miranda, Alan Shacklock
Recording Engineer Kyle Ginther
Associate Engineer Pat McMakin
Mixing Alan Shacklock
Mastering Tommy Dorsey
Executive Producer Bob Lord
A&R Director Brandon MacNeil
VP of Production Jan Košulic
Audio Director Lucas Paquette
VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell
Art Director Ryan Harrison
Design Edward A. Fleming, Morgan Hauber
Publicity Patrick Niland
Recorded on a 2005 Jules Azzi cello made in New York City,
with a set of Dogal Montagnana Cello Strings handmade in
Venice, Italy courtesy of Dogal Strings.
Special thanks to GMJ, Dogal Strings, Katie Rios, BeeBee,
Gary Hopkins, Antoniela Saglimbeni, Alan Shacklock, and
Robert and Deb Marler.