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Beethoven Cello Sonatas, Op. 5, Nos. 1 & 2

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    Written in 1796 for Prussian monarch Fredrick William II, an accomplished cellist, the two Opus 5 sonatas are not only the first sonatas for piano and cello, but Beethoven’s first seriously unique pieces, in which he stepped out from the influence of Haydn and Mozart and asserted himself as an original presence. Malcolm Bilson and Anner Bylsma perform these landmark works here on period instruments in order to recreate the nuances of dynamic, timbre, and pitch originally envisioned by the composer.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano
    Anner Bylsma, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded July 1986 at the Old Catholic Church, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Engineered by Clavigram, Leerdam, The Netherlands

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg

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Release Date: 
Friday, May 1, 1987 (All day)
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79152

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Friday, May 1, 1987 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Malcolm Bilson & Anner Bylsma
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UPC: 
075597915228BUN
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CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497100668
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10.00
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MP3
Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Written in 1796 for Prussian monarch Fredrick William II, an accomplished cellist, the two Opus 5 sonatas are not only the first sonatas for piano and cello, but Beethoven’s first seriously unique pieces, in which he stepped out from the influence of Haydn and Mozart and asserted himself as an original presence. Malcolm Bilson and Anner Bylsma perform these landmark works here on period instruments in order to recreate the nuances of dynamic, timbre, and pitch originally envisioned by the composer.

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The two Opus 5 sonatas (1796) are not only the first sonatas for piano and cello but also the first in which Beethoven stepped out from the influence of Haydn and Mozart and asserted himself as an original presence. Bilson and Bylsma perform these landmark works here on period instruments in order to recreate the nuances of dynamic, timbre, and pitch originally envisioned by the composer.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano
Anner Bylsma, cello

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded July 1986 at the Old Catholic Church, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Engineered by Clavigram, Leerdam, The Netherlands

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg