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Beethoven: Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2
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Notes & Reviews:

In this groundbreaking recreation of Beethoven's six sonatas for cello and piano, Peter Martens and Luis Magalhães have collaborated with Beethoven specialist Dr. Stewart Young, aiming to bring the true intentions of the composer to the forefront through seeking to incorporate a wide range of aspects of period performance practice. While working imaginatively with such interpretative possibilities, the artists remained within the fundamental tempi frameworks that Beethoven himself had insisted on. The insights of Carl Czerny and recent research on articulations and dynamics were also used.

The Buffalo News - Mary Kunz Goldman
I have never heard of the TwoPianists label, but I like it. This is Beethoven performed, the notes explain, in a style "incorporating Carl Czerny's insights on performing Beethoven's music." Every music student knows the name of Beethoven's pupil Czerny - you grow up playing his entertaining, tuneful little exercises.

It would take pages to describe what following Czerny's directions does to the music, so let's just say it involves stripping away falsehoods propagated by Beethoven's hanger-on Anton Schindler. And that, judging from this performance, it makes the music vigorous and lively. This is gutsy, entertaining Beethoven - whatever directions the musicians are following, they must be doing something right. The cello is rich and passionate and the piano, especially, rings out with authority and excitement.

The Strad - Joanne Talbot
Peter Martens delivers brilliantly incisive and spirited accounts of all these works and makes a particularly good case for the cello arrangement of the Horn Sonata op. 17.

The Strad - Joanne Talbot
Peter Martens delivers brilliantly incisive and spirited accounts of all these works and makes a particularly good case for the cello arrangement of the Horn Sonata op. 17.

The Buffalo News - Mary Kunz Goldman
I have never heard of the TwoPianists label, but I like it. This is Beethoven performed, the notes explain, in a style "incorporating Carl Czerny's insights on performing Beethoven's music." Every music student knows the name of Beethoven's pupil Czerny - you grow up playing his entertaining, tuneful little exercises. It would take pages to describe what following Czerny's directions does to the music, so let's just say it involves stripping away falsehoods propagated by Beethoven's hanger-on Anton Schindler. And that, judging from this performance, it makes the music vigorous and lively. This is gutsy, entertaining Beethoven - whatever directions the musicians are following, they must be doing something right. The cello is rich and passionate and the piano, especially, rings out with authority and excitement.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Endler Hall - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (09/07/2009-09/13/2009).



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Peter Martens (Cello)
  • Notes: Endler Hall - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (09/07/2009-09/13/2009)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1815

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Peter Martens (Cello)
  • Notes: Endler Hall - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (09/07/2009-09/13/2009)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Peter Martens (Cello)
  • Notes: Endler Hall - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (09/07/2009-09/13/2009)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807-1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Peter Martens (Cello)
  • Notes: Endler Hall - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (09/07/2009-09/13/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Peter Martens (Cello)
  • Notes: Endler Hall - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (09/07/2009-09/13/2009)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Peter Martens (Cello)
  • Notes: Endler Hall - University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (09/07/2009-09/13/2009)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1815