Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano

"The following Debussy (Sonata for Cello and Piano) gave more room for color, and the opening Prologue showed both players aiming for an ancient aura, a nobility. Mr. Edberg (cellist) held back his large voice for an intimate subject, Mr. Kigawa gently prodding him on. During the agitato, the cellist never let that intimacy go, ending with those ghostly hollow chords. In the middle, the cellist plucked and bowed his way to the imitation of guitar, flutey melody, even a tambourine or castanets at times. While the finale was also rather mordant, Mr. Kigawa finished with those apparitional triplets." - Harry Rolnick,