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SAINT-SAENS: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Cello Suite

Composer(s)Saint-Saens, Camille
Artist(s) Kliegel, Maria, cello • Thiollier, Francois-Joel, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.557880
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

Unlike his two Cello Concertos, performed by Maria Kliegel on Naxos 8.553039, Saint-Saëns’ Cello Sonatas are underrated works. The turbulent Cello Sonata No. 1, which makes full use of the lower registers of both cello and piano, reflects the composer’s sadness at the loss of a great-aunt and at the state of France following Napoleon III’s crushing defeat by Prussia at Sedan in 1870. Written more than 30 years later, the Cello Sonata No. 2 is a more ambitious and original work. ‘The Adagio will bring tears to your eyes,’ Saint-Saëns wrote to his publisher, Durand, while the last movement, propelled forward in the manner of a toccata, ‘...will wake anyone who’s slept through the rest of the piece’

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SAINT-SAENS: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Cello Suite 1:17:31   
  Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32              
      I. Allegro 9:05    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Andante tranquillo sostenuto 6:18    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Allegro moderato 6:26    1.59   Add to cart  
  Suite in D minor, Op. 16              
      I. Prelude: Moderato assai 2:38    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Serenade: Andantino 3:16    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Scherzo: Allegro grazioso 4:40    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Romance: Adagio 7:00    1.59   Add to cart  
      V. Finale: Allegro con brio 5:40    1.59   Add to cart  
  Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 123              
      I. Maestoso, largamente - Tranquillo 10:14    2.39   Add to cart  
      II. Scherzo con variazioni: Allegro animato 8:28    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Romanza: Poco adagio 7:13    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Allegro non troppo grazioso 6:33    1.59   Add to cart  
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