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HN1357

Fauré: Cello Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 109

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    1. Composer: Gabriel Fauré
    2. Fingering: David Geringas
    3. Instrumentation: Piano, Cello
    4. ISMN: 979-020181357-8
    5. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    6. Pages: 37
    7. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Immediately after finishing his second Violin Sonata, Op. 108, Fauré started work on a sonata for cello and piano in early 1917, thus realising a long-conceived plan. in their predisposition and attitude, both works are very closely related. in the cello sonata, a sombre, dramatic opening movement is also followed by a calm, relaxed slow middle movement and a graceful finale. The critical response to the first performances was subdued, but on account of increasing interest in Fauré's complete late chamber music, this sonata has recently been rediscovered as a substantial part of his oeuvre. The Henle Urtext edition constitutes the first critical edition of this work. David Geringas, a master of his craft, supplied the markings in the cello part.