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Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano & Cello / Alain Meunier, cello; Anne Le Bozec, piano

Audio Samples

  1. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: I. Adagio sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: I. Allegro
  3. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: II. Rondo. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: II. Allegro molto piĆ¹ tosto presto
  6. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: III. Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: I. Allegro non tanto
  8. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: II. Scherzo. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: I. Andante - II. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2: I. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Beethoven — Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2: III. Allegro - Allegro fugato $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — Cello Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 64 (Arr. of String Trio, Op. 3 for Cello & Piano): I. Allegro con brio
  16. Beethoven — Cello Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 64 (Arr. of String Trio, Op. 3 for Cello & Piano): II. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Beethoven — Cello Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 64 (Arr. of String Trio, Op. 3 for Cello & Piano): III. Menuetto - Trio $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Beethoven — Cello Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 64 (Arr. of String Trio, Op. 3 for Cello & Piano): IV. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Beethoven — Cello Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 64 (Arr. of String Trio, Op. 3 for Cello & Piano): V. Menuetto moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Beethoven — Cello Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 64 (Arr. of String Trio, Op. 3 for Cello & Piano): VI. Finale allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>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 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
>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 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for cello & piano in E flat major (arr. of String Trio, Op. 3), Op. 64
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Notes & Reviews:

In addition to Beethoven's five original piano and cello sonatas, this Magueleone recording includes Op. 64 in Eb major, which is in fact a transcription of the String Trio Op. 3/1 (1792-96), published in transcription in 1807. This arrangement could only have been made with the composer's consent. Transcriptions were a common practice at the time; they had the twofold advantage of spreading and promoting a work as well as providing a basic income for the composer. Although called a Sonata, it is actually a Divertimento in six movements, a direct descendent of Mozart's K. 563 (1788). Apart from the quality of this youthful work, its presence on this recording makes it possible to realize just how much Beethoven developed the depth of his musical language when he tackled the sonata form for these two instruments, starting with Op. 5 (1796). That evolution continued with the Third Sonata Op. 69 (1807-08) and the later, final two works in this form (Op. 102, 1815). Whilst there remained much to be expressed - ten more years of composition followed Opus 102 - these sonatas nevertheless bear witness to a monumental itinerary: they are milestones in the life of a man who resolutely imagined the art of music for times to come.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (03/15/2013-03/16/2013).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1
  • Performers: Anne Bozec (Piano); Alain Meunier (Cello)
  • Notes: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (03/15/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2
  • Performers: Anne Bozec (Piano); Alain Meunier (Cello)
  • Notes: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (03/15/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
  • Performers: Anne Bozec (Piano); Alain Meunier (Cello)
  • Notes: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (03/15/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807-1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1
  • Performers: Anne Bozec (Piano); Alain Meunier (Cello)
  • Notes: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (03/15/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1815

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2
  • Performers: Anne Bozec (Piano); Alain Meunier (Cello)
  • Notes: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (03/15/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1815

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for cello & piano in E flat major (arr. of String Trio, Op. 3), Op. 64
  • Performers: Anne Bozec (Piano); Alain Meunier (Cello)
  • Notes: Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (03/15/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1792