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07 January 2009 @ 10:00 pm
Jacqueline du Pre and the Beethoven Sonatas  

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Pieces-
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G minor
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in D
Varations on Handel
7 Varations on Mozart
12 Varations on Mozart

Artists-
Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim

Reivew of Pieces-
As a Cellist, the Beethoven cello sonatas are among my favorite pieces for cello. I played the second one last year, and it was one of the more fun I've had playing a piece. I love to play Beethoven so much, I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I just find it really enjoyable. What's great about the Beethoven cello sonata's is that the piano part is pretty much harder than the cello part, it's said that it's more like the cello acompianing the piano. Either way, I love it. Such full sound is produced from only two instruments. They are just overall really fantastic pieces!

Review of Artists-
I absolutely love recordings by Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim. They are full of so much emotion and energy, and they make everything more exciting. It's even more fun to watch them play, I suggest you look them up on youtube! What's better then a wife and husband playing music together? My husband is deffinitely going to be a pianist ;)

 
 
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anikaboleyn on March 8th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
I love Jacqueline du pré!
jra_calif on March 29th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
A most wonderful recording, no doubt, and...............
I haven't heard this recording, but I have no doubt as to the fact that it is the definitive rendition or interpretation of the Beethoven Cello Sonatas in a long time, if not for all time. She had a great soul. But the main reason, actually, for my posting is that I see your birthday is coming up shortly, and so.....I want to wish you a wonderful birthday. I noticed that you hadn't been posting lately. I enjoy your posts; letting the rest of us know what wonderful recordings are out there is much appreciated. Anyhow, Happy Birthday.....even if it's in a roundabout way.