Michael Hersch: Sonatas nos. 1 & 2 for Unaccompanied Cello

The first in Musical Concepts’ survey of solo string music by Michael Hersch

This disc is the first in an ambitious three-part series surveying Michael Hersch‘s complete solo works for strings. The current recording focuses on the demanding early sonatas for unaccompanied cello, both of which were written while the composer was still in his twenties. The second installment features his music for violin, performed by Miranda Cuckson. The final installment, scheduled for a 2011 release, will comprise unaccompanied works for double bass and viola.