"... Although lighter and more genial than the greater composer’s, they frequently call to mind passages from Beethoven’s five such composition ... Onslow’s cello sonatas are however attractive and well-crafted works in the late Classical style, which make for rewarding listening..."
Janet Banks - The Strad magazine - August 2013
"... It is good to hear Maria Kliegel again. Her warm sound is a pleasure ... They enjoy themselves with this expansive yet classically phrased music. Altogether, it is a worthwhile project well handled by all, including the engineers..."
David W Moore - American Record Guide - July/August 2013
"... I cannot praise this disc highly enough. These are great works, and a fine addition to the repertoire of virtually any perforing cellist or pianist who engages in chamber music."
Lynn René Bayley - Fanfare - July/August 2013
"These elegantly crafted Sonatas from 1820 combine some of the thematic rigour of Beethoven with the ornate virtuosity of Weber. These are strongly committed and highy expressive performances." ****
Erik Levi - BBC Music magazine -(Brief Notes section) - May 2013
Artistic Quality 9 Sound Quality 9
"The three cello sonatas on offer here show a sure-handed mastery of cello idiom (Onslow played the instrument) and a facility for composition that gives equal voice and musical interest to both cello and piano ... these are substantial works as demanding technically to the performer as they are immediately attractive to the ear of the listener... all of this is realized by two very competent and obviously devoted performers, cellist Maria Kliegel and pianist Nina Tichman, who work together in stylistic accord and with just enough individual interpretive freedom to ensure a lively interactive dynamic."
David Vernier - ClassicsToday.com - March 2013
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