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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

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'Beethoven: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67981/2)
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
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'Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 2' (CDA67755)
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 2
'Beethoven: Complete Cello Music' (CDD22004)
Beethoven: Complete Cello Music
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – January 2014' (HYP201401)
Hyperion monthly sampler – January 2014
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Movement 1: Allegro con brio
Movement 2: Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto
Movement 3: Allegro – Allegro fugato

Cello Sonata in D major, Op 102 No 2
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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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Movement 2: Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-14-98206
Duration
8'12
Recording date
18 December 2012
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jens Braun
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (CDA67981/2)
    Disc 2 Track 6
    Release date: January 2014
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  2. Hyperion monthly sampler – January 2014 (HYP201401)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: January 2014
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