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Track(s) taken from CDD22004
Recording details: August 1987
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1988
Total duration: 19 minutes 44 seconds

'An attractive issue for anyone wanting period versions' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

Cello Sonata in D major, Op 102 No 2
composer
early August 1815; dedicated to Countess Anna Maria Erdödy; published in 1817 by Simrock and in 1819 by Artaria

Allegro con brio  [5'57]

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Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Angela Hewitt (piano)
Steven Isserlis (cello), Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The first movement of the D major Sonata shows evidence of the new possibilities available in the cello writing with a singing, dolce first subject. Despite the Adagio being the first real slow movement of these Sonatas, the main melody is a rather restrained affair, with short rests at the end of each two-bar phrase – the smoother melodic writing is reserved for the middle section of the ABA structure. The finale follows without a break, though not before tentative attempts at the main subject forestall the arrival of the movement proper – a fully-fledged fugue. In fact this is the first occasion where Beethoven uses a fugue as the basis of a movement (instead of merely incorporating fugal writing into another form), and is thus also the first example of the contrapuntal thinking that was to dominate his final years.

from notes by Matthew Rye © 1996


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'Beethoven: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67981/2)
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'Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 2' (CDA67755)
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