French Cello Sonatas, 1871-1939
The years between the end of the Franco-Prussian War and the start of World War II witnessed a renaissance of French instrumental music and an evolution from the elegance of Saint-Saens to Debussy's revolutionary style and beyond. This study surveys 97 published cello sonatas and 30 unpublished sonatas written by French composers during this period. Sensbach presents the historical background for each piece and provides biographies of the composers, as well as the biographies of cellists and pianists of the period. For each sonata there is a brief description of the movement and the technical aspects that cover the form, style and level of difficulty for the performers. Where possible there are also excerpts of original reviews and comments from composers' letters. This book should be of interest to those interested in the music of Debussy and Ravel, and of the European cultural history of the time.
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Unpublished Cello Sonatas
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Adagio Allegro Andante biographical remarks Casadesus cellist cello and piano cello professor cello sonata Cesar Franck chamber music Charles Charles-Marie Widor Chevillard coda composer composer's Copies Debussy Dedicated Delune Diran Alexanian Durand F major F-Pn Fernand Pollain France fugue G minor Gabriel Faure Gabriel Pierne GB-Lbl Georges Caussade Gerard Hekking Guide du concert harmony Henri Honegger Jules Delsart Jules Loeb Maurice melody Menestrel Monde musical musician Musique opera organist Paris Conservatory Paul Bazelaire Pazdirek performed pianist piano and cello piano et violoncelle piano trio pieces Plate played published Quatuor received the premier references Rene Reuchsel rhythmic rhythms rondo Saint-Saens Salle Pleyel Scherzo Schola Cantorum second movement second theme SNM recital Cello Societe Nationale soloist sonata for cello Sonate pour piano Sonate pour violoncelle Sonatine songs string quartet student symphonies taught Theodore Dubois third movement unpublished US-Wc Vincent d'Indy violin sonata violoncelle et piano Widor wrote