Onslow: Cello Sonatas

Naxos: 8572830

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Onslow: Cello Sonatas

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Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572830
(8.572830)

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th Jan 2013

Barcode:

0747313283071

Length:

70 minutes

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CD (download also available)
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Onslow: Cello Sonatas


Onslow:

Sonate pour violoncelle et piano Op. 16 No. 2

Sonate pour violoncelle et piano Op. 16 No. 3

Sonate pour violoncelle et piano Op. 16 No. 1


Maria Kliegel (cello) & Nina Tichman (piano)

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Georges Onslow was descended from an aristocratic English family, his paternal grandfather being the first Earl of Onslow. Georges was born in France, where he studied, though he also took lessons from Dussek and Cramer in London. His esteem was such that he later succeeded to Cherubini’s chair of music in Paris. He was famed for his chamber music, and the three Cello Sonatas, Op. 16, completed in 1820, were compared with those of Beethoven. They represent some of the fi nest such sonatas to be written in France in the fi rst half of the nineteenth-century.

George Onslow: Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 16, No. 1

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Allegretto

George Onslow: Cello Sonata in C minor, Op. 16, No. 2

I. Allegro espressivo

II. Menuetto: Allegro

III. Adagio cantabile

IV. Finale: Allegretto

George Onslow: Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 16, No. 3

I. Allegro vivace

II. Adagio

III. Finale: Agitato e molto espressivo

BBC Music Magazine

May 2013

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“These elegantly crafted Sonatas from 1820 combine some of the thematic rigour of Beethoven with the ornate virtuosity of Weber. These are strongly committed and highly expressive performances.”

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