Colin Carr

Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Following two sell-out concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall, Colin Carr and Thomas Sauer recorded their highly-praised accounts of the complete works for cello by Felix Mendelssohn.

Winner of many prestigious international awards, Colin Carr’s career flourishes on both sides of the Atlantic, and he appears in concert with Tomas Sauer worldwide. This is the duo’s first recording for Cello Classics.

The tracks on this CD are:


  • Cello Sonata No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 45
  • Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
  • Variations concertantes Op. 17
  • Song without Words for Cello & Piano, Op. 109

Colin Carr (cello) & Thomas Sauer (piano)

Here’s a press writeup of Carr’s performance of Bach:
“Carr performed something that is not often heard in Hong Kong – an entire cello recital of solo Bach. The sweeping opening from the Prelude of the third Suite in C major filled City Hall Concert Hall with Carr’s beautiful sound and instantly drew the audience in. It was immediately apparent that this was no ordinary Bach playing, but an original and highly personal interpretation. The phrases melted into each other with an inevitable momentum that never became bogged down or self-inflated with each individual phrase or motive.”
—-— Jessica Bruser, Time Out Hong Kong

Here are Charles Neidich – clarinet, Philipp Graffin & Caroline Chin – violins, Asdis Vadlimars dottir – viola, Colin Carr – cello in the Brahms Clarinet Quintet:

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