For those of you who were following my concert with Parrry Karp at the Surrey Mozart Players concert in October, there is a new review of his sonata disc “Late Romantic Music for Cello and Piano,” with Howard Karp at MusicWeb International. The critic, Jonathan Woolf, concludes-
Parry Karp is surely one of the most distinguished chamber cellists in America and together with Howard Karp he has fashioned a splendid conspectus of cello sonatas. Make an effort to seek out this two-disc set – it’s been well engineered and annotated into the bargain.
On the disc are sonatas by Rachmaninoff, Magnard, Ireland and Enescu and the “Imrpovisation” from the Violin Sonata by Richard Strauss. It’s all great, but the Enescu is essential listening- a real masterpiece you’ve probably never heard, played at “melt your CD player” intensity.