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Beethoven's five sonatas for cello and piano laid the foundations of twentieth-century musical thought. Under the fingers of Gary Hoffman and David Selig, these five monuments of musical history, though dating from the early nineteenth century, reveal all their premonitory dimension. For these two peerless musicians, this recording marks the culmination of an artistic partnership that began more than thirty years ago. Gary Hoffman and David Selig met in 1986 and have been programing Beethoven's sonatas for many years. Sometimes they even play them all in a single concert. Hoffman says, "I regret that the notion of individuality is being lost today. What is wonderful is to reveal the different 'characters' of the score. Even in Beethoven's quartets, there are voices that emerge from a sonic 'fusion'."
Beethoven's five sonatas for cello and piano laid the foundations of twentieth-century musical thought. Under the fingers of Gary Hoffman and David Selig, these five monuments of musical history, though dating from the early nineteenth century, reveal all their premonitory dimension. For these two peerless musicians, this recording marks the culmination of an artistic partnership that began more than thirty years ago. Gary Hoffman and David Selig met in 1986 and have been programing Beethoven's sonatas for many years. Sometimes they even play them all in a single concert. Hoffman says, "I regret that the notion of individuality is being lost today. What is wonderful is to reveal the different 'characters' of the score. Even in Beethoven's quartets, there are voices that emerge from a sonic 'fusion'."
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Beethoven: Complete Sons & Variations For Vc & Pno
Artist: Gary Hoffman
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1. Beethoven: Variations in F Major Op.66 on "Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen", Mozart (Die Zauberflöte)
2. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op.5 No.1 : Adagio Sostenuto - Allegro
3. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op.5 No.1 : Rondo. Allegro Vivace
4. Beethoven: Variations in G Major Woo 45 on "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", Haendel (Judas MacCabaeus)
5. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.5 No.2 : Adagio Sostenuto Ed Espressivo - Allegro Molto Più Tosto Presto
6. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.5 No.2 : Rondo. Allegro
7. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in a Major, Op.69 : Allegro Ma Non Tanto
8. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in a Major, Op.69 : Scherzo. Allegro Molto
9. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in a Major, Op.69 : Adagio Cantabile - Allegro Vivace
10. Beethoven: Variations in E Flat Major Woo 46 on "Bei Männern Welche Liebe Fühlen", Mozart (Die Zauberflöte)
11. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op.102 No.1 : Andante - Allegro Vivace
12. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op.102 No.1 : Adagio - Tempo D'andante - Allegro Vivace
13. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op.102 No.2 : Allegro Con Brio
14. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op.102 No.2 : Adagio Con Molto Sentimento D'affetto - Attacca
15. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op.102 No.2 : Allegro - Allegro Fugato

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Beethoven's five sonatas for cello and piano laid the foundations of twentieth-century musical thought. Under the fingers of Gary Hoffman and David Selig, these five monuments of musical history, though dating from the early nineteenth century, reveal all their premonitory dimension. For these two peerless musicians, this recording marks the culmination of an artistic partnership that began more than thirty years ago. Gary Hoffman and David Selig met in 1986 and have been programing Beethoven's sonatas for many years. Sometimes they even play them all in a single concert. Hoffman says, "I regret that the notion of individuality is being lost today. What is wonderful is to reveal the different 'characters' of the score. Even in Beethoven's quartets, there are voices that emerge from a sonic 'fusion'."
        
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