Accompanied by his mother

Accompanied by his mother


norman lebrecht

May 31, 2021

The death has been announced of the international Russian cellist Lev Evgrafov, at the age of 86.

He was best known for extensive concert series titled ‘Soviet cello music’ and the like.

An unlikelier feature was the pianist, who was usually his mother, Lydia Evgrafova.



  • Edgar Self says:

    Does anyone know this Schubert piece? YouTube identifies one cellist as Alexander Rudin.

    • David K. Nelson says:

      Edgar I was initially thrown off by it as well, but it is from the Octet. It also exists in an arrangement for violin, cello and piano, and perhaps that is the source these artists used.
      Here is the original

      • Edgar Self says:

        Thanks, David, I couldn’t place it, although I once saw Berlin Philharmonic players play it, strung out across the stage of the oval theater downstairs at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Now I can sleep again.