Kodaly works for Cello & Piano, Hyperion Records CDA67829
"she produces an astonishing range of colours and evokes the widest variety of expressive styles. I find it admirable, too, how she's able, in the recording studio, to maintain so much of the excitement and directness of live performance. Music of this rhetorical character demands a fine sense of timing; Clein demonstrates this"
Duncan Druce, Gramophone Magazine. 'Editor's Choice' August 2010
“The compelling reason for acquiring this disc is Clein’s magnificent account of the Solo Sonata, Op.8. One of the masterpieces of the cello repertory, it opens with massive, declamatory chords, and Clein’s depth of tone makes an immediate impact on this well-engineered recording.”
John Allison, BBC Music Magazine July 2010
“Magically deft, soaringly passionate, without any trace of self-indulgence, Clein conjures a full orchestra of colours and textures from her precious Guadagnini cello.”
Geoff Brown, The Times,12 June 2010
“Extremely impressive, both in the impassioned rhapsodies of the first two movements, and in the array of folk tunes that are paraded in the ferociously challenging finale.”
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 27 May 2010
“Natalie Clein’s account of the solo cello Sonata of 1915 is staggering; every technical challenge clearly surmounted, but pulsating with theatrical life.”
Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 19 June 2010
“Zoltan Kodály’s Sonata for solo Cello represents one of those daunting summits that cellists feel ineluctably drawn to conquer, and Natalie Clein does so here with terrific passion, piquancy and technical accomplishment.”
Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph, 25 June 2010
Schumann Cello Concerto with the Filharmonica de Buenos Aires
“The orchestra had a talented soloist for the Schumann Concerto - cellist Natalie Clein. She possesses undeniable technical mastery, playing with clear articulation and clarity of sound. Clein showed her real understanding of the poetic virtuosity of the work.”
La Nacion Newspaper, Buenos Aires.