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Artist : Enrico Mainardi (cello), Carlo Zecchi (piano) 
Title :  Beethoven - Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano 


RELEASE DATE : 22. Jun. 2020
FORMAT : Vinyl
CAT NO : LP43153
BARCODE : 8808678161533


• From the original analogue masters of Universal Music  
• Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios   
• 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas Group GmbH in Germany 
• 3 Records set (LPM18352/18353/18354) with jacket printed inserts.


Recorded at Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany  
17-20 Oct 1955 (Disc 1), 27-30 May 1956 (Disc 2), 6-10 Jan 1957 (Disc 3)  
Producer: Karl-Heinz Schneider 
Engineer: Heinz Wildhagen 

The complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas, recorded between 1955 and 1957 with Carlo Zecchi, adopts a much more universal approach than the Bach Suites. A noble statue of Beethoven is sculpted by the careful bowing of the cellist. The technique is sharply executed, but the image created is restrained and serene. A Beethoven with such profound magnanimity and true humanity is not often heard today. Although a monaural recording, as with the Bach, the session recorded at Beethovensaal in Hanover benefits from the good mike setting, which vividly captures the air movements of the recording venue and even the friction at the moment of bowing. It is a valuable record of the cellist who has reached his full maturity in his late 50s.

Beethoven - Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano

  • Track List

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 


    Disc 1 
    Side 1
    Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier F-dur op. 5 Nr. 1 
    1. Adagio sostenuto 
    2. Allegro  
    3.  Allegro vivace 


    Side 2 
    Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier g-moll op. 5 Nr. 2 
    1. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo  
    2. Allegro mollo piu tosto presto  
    3. Rondo: Allegro 


    Disc 2 
    Side 1 

    Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier A-dur op. 69  
    1. Allegro, ma non tanto  
    2. Scherzo: Allegro molto  


    Side 2 
    1. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace 
    2. Sieben Variationen über das Duett  
    »Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen«  
    aus der Oper »Die Zauberflöte« von Mozart 


    Disc 3 
    Side 1 

    Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier C-dur op. 102 Nr. 1 
    1. Andante - Allegro vivace  
    2. Adagio - Tempo d’Andante - Allegro vivace 


    Side 2 
    Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier D-dur op. 102 Nr. 2 
    1. Allegro con brio  
    2. Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto  
    3. Allegro fugato

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