Following the success of their Mendelssohn Trios and Brahms’Double Concerto recordings, cellist Daniel Müller-Schott and violinist Julia Fischer have once again joined their considerable talents to release Duo Sessions. The album, which features rarities for violin and cello by Kodály, Schulhoff, Halvorsen and Ravel, is something the collaborators have wanted to do for years.

“The music demands two equal soloists who have the necessary chamber music experience,” explains Daniel. “Over the years, I was being increasingly asked about one of our encores after the Brahms’ Double Concerto, the Passacaglia by Halvorsen, and when we were going to record it.”

Julia, whose musical study began with the piano, says, “when I play the violin, it’s like the left hand is missing, i.e. the bass. That’s why it’s nice when the cello is added. I place a lot of value on polyphony, and the bass is the basis for that.”

Duo Sessions is available in stores and online from ORFEO in August 2016.