Over Under

Over Under

MCD 611 (Move Records, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (6 October 2023)
Tracks: 7
Booklet pages: 5
℗ 2023 Move Records
© 2023 Luke Severn and Evan Fein
Main country of recording: Australia
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Over Under published on 15 October 2023

Luke Severn, cello
Evan Fein, piano

Evan Fein (born 1984):

Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2, Op 28 (2020)
1 Serene, warm
2 Redemptive, resonant
3 Molto, scherzando
4 Lively, playful

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):

Sonata for Cello and Piano No 1 in E minor, Op 38 (1862-65)
5 Allegro non troppo
6 Allegretto quasi Menuetto
7 Allegro

Over Under is the debut album for Luke Severn and Evan Fein as a cello-piano duo and represents the culmination of five years of artistic collaboration. The creative partnership between Melbourne-based Luke and New York-based Evan began as a correspondence about the contemporary music scenes in their respective countries and developed, via careful time-zone navigation, into a rich exchange of ideas between two artists, now close friends, who understand deeply what it means to dwell on both the compositional and interpretive sides of a musical equation. Refined over three tours of North America and Australia, the works on this album include their emotive perspective on Brahms' evergreen Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 and Fein's buoyant Cello Sonata No 2, Op 28, composed expressly for the two of them in 2020, and first performed in 2022.

Recorded at Move Records Studio, Melbourne, Australia.