Recorded on 11/25/2015, uploaded on 06/16/2016
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, No. 1 George Frideric Handel, arr. August Lindner I. Grave (1820 – 1878)II. AllegroIII. Sarabande – LargoIV. Allegro
This piece was originally composed around 1703 as the Oboe Concerto in G minor, HWV 287 while Handel was a young man living in Hamburg. The tune of the first movement, Grave, is introduced by a ritornello-like, dotted-rhythm filled passage that reappears twice as the movement unfolds--once to mark the move to B flat major at the movement's center, and then again to wrap things up at the end. In the brief Allegro that follows, the soloist starts alone, offering a firmly articulated subject that soon tumbles forth in somewhat more virtuosic fashion. The Sarabande in B flat major is warm and gentle, the final Allegro bold and extrovert, with ample opportunities for the soloist to shine. Notes by Blair Johnston
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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