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Historic Musical Bits: Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich – Debussy: Cello Sonata , great compositions/performances


Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich – Debussy: Cello Sonata

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The Cello Sonata is a late work by the French composer Claude Debussy. It was the first of a planned series of ‘Six sonates pour divers instruments’, however Debussy only completed two others, the sonata for violin and the sonata for flute, viola and harp. The sonata for cello and piano was written in 1915, and is notable for its brevity, most performances not exceeding 11 minutes. It is a staple of the modern cello repertoire and is commonly regarded as one of the finest masterpieces written for the instrument.[1]

It is divided into three short movements:

  • I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
  • II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
  • III. Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux

The two final movements are joined by an attacca. Instead of sonata form, Debussy structures the piece in the style of the eighteenth-century monothematic sonata, and was particularly influenced by the music of François Couperin.

The piece makes use of modes and whole-tone and pentatonic scales, as is typical of Debussy’s style. It also utilises many types of extended cello technique, including left-hand pizzicato, spiccato and flautando bowing, false harmonics and portamenti. Not surprisingly, the piece is considered technically demanding.

Whether descriptive comments related to characters of the Commedia dell’arte were actually given by Debussy to cellist Louis Rosoor remains unclear

 

Preston-Friedman-Kreger Trio Plays Beethoven Trio in B-flat Major, WoO 39: great compositions/performances


Preston-Friedman-Kreger Trio Plays Beethoven Trio in B-flat Major, WoO 39

Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter: great compositions/performances


Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter

Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45: make music part of your life


Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45

Bob van Asperen – Antonio Soler – Sonata 84 (make music part of your life series)


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Bob van Asperen – Antonio Soler – Sonata 84

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Enescu – Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 26


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: 
Enescu – Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 26 (1898)

[1] Allegro molto moderato
[2] Allegretto scherzando 14:30
[3] Molto andante 22:09
[4] Presto 34:16

Andrei Csaba (cello)
Dan Grigore (piano)

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Great Compositions/Performances: Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, No. 1 (Paul Tortelier & Eric Heidsieck)



Great Compositions/Performances: Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, No. 1 (Paul Tortelier & Eric Heidsieck)

00:00 – Adagio sostenuto – Allegro
17:59 – Rondo. Allegro vivace

Paul Tortelier, cello
Eric Heidsieck, piano

recorded: 1972

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Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini: Cello Concerto No.3 in D major, (G.476)



Álbum: Boccherini: Cello Concertos Complete
Interprete del álbum: Enrico Bronzi & Accademia I Filarmonici Di Verona
Compositor: Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini
Año: 2005
Genero: Clásico Italiano
Movimientos: Allegro-Adagio-Allegro

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Mendelssohn Cello Sonata no.2 Natalia Gutman & Viacheslav Poprugin



Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy sonata for cello and piano op.58 in D major
1.Allegro assai vivace 0:02
2.Allegretto scherzando 8:48
3.Adagio 13:42
4.Molto allegro e vivace 18:15

Natalia Gutman cello
Viacheslav Poprugin piano

 

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Fabulous Composers/Compositions: Sergei Rachmaninov – Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19



SERGEI RACHMANINOV – Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

In this 1994 recording, Michael Grebanier plays the cello while Janet Guggenheim plays the piano. Naxos is the official owner of this recording.

1. Lento/Allegro Moderato (0:00)
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2. Allegro Scherzando (10:54)
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3. Andante (17:29)
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4. Allegro mosso (23:43)
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