Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations Duo Sinossi

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Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
20.09.2018

Label: OnClassical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven !770 -1827): Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1:
  • 1Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: I. Adagio sostenuto02:59
  • 2Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: II. Allegro15:25
  • 3Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: III. Rondo. Allegro vivace07:13
  • Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2:
  • 4Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo05:37
  • 5Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: II. Allegro molto più tosto presto15:07
  • 6Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: III. Rondo. Allegro09:07
  • 12 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45:
  • 712 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Theme. Allegretto00:52
  • 812 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 100:44
  • 912 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 200:44
  • 1012 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 300:45
  • 1112 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 400:57
  • 1212 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 500:56
  • 1312 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 600:45
  • 1412 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 700:42
  • 1512 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 800:47
  • 1612 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 900:51
  • 1712 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 1000:42
  • 1812 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 1103:24
  • 1912 Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45: Var. 1201:08
  • 12 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66:
  • 2012 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Thema00:33
  • 2112 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 100:32
  • 2212 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 200:35
  • 2312 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 300:31
  • 2412 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 400:40
  • 2512 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 500:33
  • 2612 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 600:32
  • 2712 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 700:48
  • 2812 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 800:31
  • 2912 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 900:38
  • 3012 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 1001:17
  • 3112 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 1101:03
  • 3212 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Var. 1202:08
  • Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69:
  • 33Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: I. Allegro non tanto13:03
  • 34Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: II. Scherzo. Allegro molto05:37
  • 35Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: IIIa. Adagio cantabile01:36
  • 36Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69: IIIb. Allegro vivace07:18
  • 7 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46:
  • 377 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Theme00:53
  • 387 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Var. 100:40
  • 397 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Var. 200:48
  • 407 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Var. 300:55
  • 417 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Var. 401:23
  • 427 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Var. 500:41
  • 437 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Var. 602:42
  • 447 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46: Var. 702:01
  • Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1:
  • 45Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: I. Andante teneramente02:37
  • 46Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: II. Allegro vivace05:03
  • 47Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: III. Adagio01:59
  • 48Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: III. Tempo d'andante00:45
  • 49Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace04:20
  • 50Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2: I. Allegro con brio06:49
  • 51Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2: II. Adagio con moto sentimento d'affetto08:27
  • 52Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2: III. Allegro - Allegro fugato04:37
  • Total Runtime02:31:20

Info for Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations



In the early 19th century and earlier, the instrumental sonata for ensemble that included piano was usually called "piano sonata with instrumental accompaniment". Beethoven's first violin sonatas, for instance, were published as "sonatas for piano with violin accompaniment." While most sonatas with cello from the 18th century were written for continuo, with the left hand of the keyboard part often doubling the cello, Beethoven is credited for composing some of the first works in the genre that featured a written-out piano part.

The first two cello sonatas that Beethoven composed were published as Op. 5 in 1796, and were dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm II. They are thought to have been written with the celebrated cellist Jean-Louis Duport in mind. As the chronicles of the era report, they were played several times at court. The two Sonatas, Op. 5 are monumental in intentions, even if they are structured in two movements (in both compositions, the opening movement presents a lengthy introduction followed by a fast-paced movement in sonata form, which alludes to the presence of a third movement).

The third cello sonata, in the key of A Major and published as Op. 69, was written in 1808, and generally proposes more balanced and transparent writing than the previous sonatas. "Greater compositional technique allowed Beethoven the possibility of using fewer notes with confidence," wrote violinist Mark Kaplan. Cellist Steven Isserlis describes it as the first cello sonata in history to give the two instruments equal importance.

The two Sonatas, Op. 102 (Nos. 4 and 5) were composed between the end of 1812 and 1817. During that time, Beethoven was challenged by all sorts of difficulties, and experienced a period of literal and figurative silence. As his deafness became overwhelmingly profound, his productivity diminished. Following the A Major Sonata by seven years, the complexity of their composition and their visionary character marks (alongside the Piano Sonata in A Major, Op 101, written at the same time) the start of what is generally described as Beethoven’s “third period.”

The Duo Sinossi, with Marianna Sinagra at the cello and Lorenzo Cossi at the piano, offers a reading of the five compositions, plus the three sets of variations, that underscores the richness of contrapuntal textures and instrumental brilliance.

Duo Sinossi, Duo:
Marianna Sinagra, cello
Lorenzo Cossi, piano



Lorenzo Cossi
has been recently internationally acclaimed as one of the five finalists at the Honens

International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada.

His performance of the Brahms first Piano Concerto in D minor with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Roberto Minczuk received a standing ovation at the beautiful Jack Singer Concert Hall.

The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote “Cossi’s technique and command of sonority were simply stunning. He produced lush, orchestral sounds and performed amazing feats, but always with a refined touch”.

Lorenzo was born in Trieste, Italy, and completed his studies at the local Conservatory, under the guideance of Giuliana Gulli, sister of the beloved violinist Franco Gulli.

His musical education has been developed with other important artists, such as Nino Gardi, Elisso Virsaladze, Joaquìn Achùcarro, William Grant Naborè and Jerome Lowenthal.

He had the opportunity to study at the International Piano Academy “Lake Como” and the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena.

In 2011 he was one of the ten pianists selected worldwide to take part to the Music Academy of the West summer Festival in Santa Barbara, California.

His repertoire ranges from the baroque era to contemporary music, with a special interest for Jazz and many other styles.

Lorenzo has always been fascinated by chamber music, and he collaborates with many important musicians (he played with cellist Johannes Moser, violinist Federico Agostini and Geoff Nuttal, soprano Amanda Roocroft).

In particular, he regularely plays with cellist Marianna Sinagra, a partnership dating back to 2009.

The Sinagra-Cossi Duo recently won third prize at the “V. Gui” International Chamber Music Competition in Firenze, one of the most important competitions of this kind.

A prize winner of the “Rina Sala Gallo competition” in Monza, the “G. Pecar” competition in Gorizia and many others, Lorenzo was twice finalist at the prestigious International “F. Busoni” Piano competition in Bolzano.

In November 2014 he performed Scriabin’s masterpiece Prometheus (Poem of Fire) in Luxembourg with the Luxembourg Philharmonie conducted by Emilio Pomarico.

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