Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

In a programme recorded at the 2008 Lake District Summer Music Festival in St Martin's College, Ambleside, Stephen Johnson is joined by cellist Colin Carr and pianist Thomas Sauer to explore the first and last of Beethoven's five sonatas for cellos and piano: No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1 and No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2.

The two sonatas fall into the extreme ends of the three periods that Beethoven's music is usually divided into. Stephen shows how Beethoven develops the relationship between the instruments through them.

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ComposerLudwig van Beethoven

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