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BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas Nos. 4 and 5, Op. 102


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Queen of the Cello – Maria Kliegel Interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonatas Nos. 4 and 5, Op. 102

Written in 1815 during the composer’s final creative period, and at a time when the piano was becoming a more sonorous instrument, Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas Nos. 4 and 5 exploit the cello’s cantabile potential more fully than was previously possible. The great Sonata No. 5 features the first real slow movement of all the sonatas, a haunting Adagio in which both instruments are treated as equal partners. In the finale, an Allegro fugato, the musical argument is even more concentrated as Beethoven explores the extreme range of the developing keyboard instrument. This disc concludes Maria Kliegel’s recordings of the complete music for cello and piano by Beethoven. Volumes 1 and 2 are available on Naxos 8.555785 and 8.555786.

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
1.   I. Andante - Allegro vivace 00:07:25
2.   II. Adagio - Tempo d'Andante 00:03:11
3.   III. Allegro vivace 00:04:07
  Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
4.   I. Allegro con brio 00:06:15
5.   II. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto 00:08:02
6.   III. Allegro fugato 00:04:14
  12 Variations on See here the conqu'ring hero comes from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
7.   Theme: Allegretto 00:00:48
8.   Variation I 00:00:35
9.   Variation II 00:00:40
10.   Varaition III 00:00:38
11.   Variation IV 00:00:45
12.   Variation V 00:00:43
13.   Variation VI 00:00:43
14.   Variation VII 00:00:39
15.   Variation VIII 00:00:45
16.   Variation IX 00:00:46
17.   Variation X: Allegro 00:00:43
18.   Variation XI: Adagio 00:03:34
19.   Variation XII: Allegro 00:01:04
  Duet in A-Flat Major for Viola and Cello, WoO 32
20.   I. Allegro 00:08:45
21.   II. Minuetto 00:04:21

Total Playing Time: 00:58:43

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Kliegel, Maria; Tichman, Nina; Zimmermann, Tabea

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.555787

Barcode: 0747313578726

Boxset: 8.503084

Physical Release: 07/2004

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