Saturday, April 9, 2011

4/9 Complete Cello Sonatas with Score

Last year I was fortunate to find the complete Beethoven cello sonatas on Youtube performed by Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich.  Over the last few months Sonatas 2 and 4 got deleted so that post is no longer a complete survey... Fortunately I came across a set of complete cello sonatas with visual score on MagicDonDino's YT channel.  His set features Alfred and Adrian Brendel on piano and cello respectively.  Following Beethoven with a score is actually at least as satisfying as watching a live performance so this is a great set too in my opinion. The performance is superb as well...

No. 1-2: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 Op 5 No 1 in F major
No. 3-5: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 Op 5 No 2 in G minor
No. 6-7: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 Op 69 in A
No. 8-9: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 Op 102 No 1 in C
No. 10-11: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in D major, Op 102 No. 2
No. 12: 12 Variations for Cello and Piano on "See the conqu'ring hero comes...
No. 13: 7 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" for Cello and Pi...
(Total length: 2 hours, 17 minutes)

Cello Sonatas 1-5 with Score

It seems pointless to save this next playlist for a future post since we're on cello sonatas today anyways - Here's Cello Sonatas 2-5 - all live performances, except No. 4, but that's Friedrich Gulda on piano so it's still worth posting even tho there's nothing to see....

Click below to go to the Youtube playlist I assembled...

Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op.5, No. 2 (Yo-yo Ma & Emanuel Ax)
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op.69 (Zara Nelsova & John Newmark)
Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op.102 No. 1 (Pierre Fournier & Friedrich Gulda)
Cello Sonata No. 5 Op.102 No. 2 (OLIVER ALDORT cello /  ILYA ITIN piano)
12 Variations on a theme by Mozart Op.66 (Mstislav Rostropovich, cello / Vasso Devetzi, piano)
Cello Sonatas 2-5 live

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