Beethoven Cello Sonatas, Vol. 2

Beethoven Cello Sonatas Vol 2

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

Hyperion Records CDA 67755

This second volume of the Sonatas for Cello and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven completes the cycle begun in 2008 by Daniel Müller-Schott and Angela Hewitt. Recorded in the stunning acoustics of the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin, this CD includes the final two sonatas (Op. 102) which are totally different in style and construction from the earlier ones. The slow movement of the D major Sonata is one of Beethoven’s most touching moments. Also on the CD are three sets of variations, which delight with their freshness and invention.

“…the two players instinctively click and the music comes across with vibrancy, sensitivity and a galvanising unanimity of purpose.” (The Daily Telegraph)

“The performances have the winning freshness of rediscovery.” (The Sunday Times)

DAILY TELEGRAPH CD OF THE WEEK

1 Variations in G major on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’ from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, WoO45 (12’54)

Cello Sonata in C major, Op 102 No 1
2 Movement 1: Andante (2’46)
3 Movement 2: Allegro vivace (5’14)
4 Movement 3: Adagio – Tempo d’andante (3’15)
5 Movement 4: Allegro vivace (4’30)

6 Variations in F major on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op 66 (10’18)

7 Variations in E flat major on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, WoO46 (10’00)

Cello Sonata in D major, Op 102 No 2
8 Movement 1: Allegro con brio (6’53)
9 Movement 2: Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto (10’48)
10 Movement 3: Allegro – Allegro fugato (4’21)

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