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Title: The Cello Sonatas
Otros títulos: Die Cellosonaten
Les Sonates pour Violoncelle
Las Sonatas para Violonchelo
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Johannes Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich; Rudolf Serkin
Código CDU: Bra.01
Forma Musical: Sonatas (Violoncello and piano)
Abstract: Brahms' First Cello Sonata is a product of the same period (1862-1865) as the Piano Quintet, Op. 34, and is cut from much the same musical cloth—it is moody, powerful, and grandly structured. The opening movement (Allegro non troppo), with a long exposition repeat, takes up more than half the 25- to 30-minute playing time. Its long, elaborate opening theme establishes the nocturnal and introspective tone of the entire work. The second subject group expands the scope of the work by introducing a great, soaring theme in the minor between two calmer ones in the major. The development builds to a great climax in which it is the cello that accompanies the piano, reminding us that the work is titled Sonate für Klavier und Violoncello rather than the other way around. The coda somehow finds its way to a hard-won peace in the major. In this imposing movement, which obviates the need for a slow movement, might be found the origin of the great slow opening-movement structures of Mahler and Shost ...


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1. Sonata for P ... 8 - Allegro non troppo.mp3 15:04 20.67Mb Unknown mp3
2. Sonata for P ... egretto quasi Menuetto.mp3 5:38 7.731Mb Unknown mp3
7. Sonata for P ... Op. 99 - Allegro molto.mp3 4:27 6.097Mb Unknown mp3
Sonata for Pian ... ajor Op. 99 - Completo.wav 30:17 305.6Mb WAV audio wav
3. Sonata for P ... minor Op. 38 - Allegro.mp3 6:36 9.056Mb Unknown mp3
4. Sonata for P ... p. 99 - Allegro vivace.mp3 9:30 13.03Mb Unknown mp3
5. Sonata for P ... 99 - Adagio affettuoso.mp3 8:27 11.60Mb Unknown mp3
6. Sonata for P ... 9 - Allegro passionato.mp3 8:00 10.98Mb Unknown mp3
Sonata for Pian ... inor Op. 38 - Completo.wav 27:13 274.7Mb WAV audio wav

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