Editors’ Notes With his singer-like ability to weave a long line, Austrian-Persian cellist Kian Soltani makes a very impressive solo debut in music that draws on the duality of his background. The Austrian side finds him playing Schubert and Schumann with a faultless technique and an engaging feeling for the melodic lines and their gentle interplay with the piano. Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata is a total joy. There follows a group of Persian folk songs by Iran-born composer Reza Vali, which embrace high drama as well as more soulful outpouring. Aaron Pilsan is a well-matched pianist partner.

Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821
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Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
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Adagio and Allegro in A-Flat Major, Op. 70
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Persian Folk Songs
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