Nina Kotova, from Russia, brought out her second album, Brahms Reger Schumann, that she created with the late Brazilian pianist José Feghali, who is a winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
The album will be shown alongside Nina Redford’s NFT, which includes actor Robert Redford and artists Thomas McBee and Sibylle Szaggars Redford. Besides Max Reger’s solo cello track, Sibylle Szaggars and Thomas McBee contributed videography to the NFT. After the sales, the money collected will be directed towards The Way of the Rain, Inc.. It is an entity in favor of the protection of our planet.
Max Reger joins Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann on this album of traditional Romantic cello works.
In Brahms’ “Cello Sonata in E Minor,” Nina shows an enduring ability to sing with contemplative flow while showcasing dynamic shaping. By employing color and timbre, the sonata is imbued with a fiery quality, giving it an elegiac ring.
About 50 years before Britten’s solo cello suites, Reger wrote his solo suite. In her dark and translucent rendition of Praludium, Nina attaches bluesy flavors that have echoes of lamentation and Davidic psalms.
With its incomparable pressure as well as tone in“Adagio and Allegro in A-Flat,” it magnificently incorporates piano and cello. By not predicting her music, Nina Kotova reveals the rich nuances of harmonic language despite her exquisite technique. The result is a remarkable project.
You must definitely check it out to get lost in an immersive world.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.