Complete Music for Cello & Piano
Title:

Complete Music for Cello & Piano

Composer:
Artists:

Antonio Meneses, cello
Menahem Pressler, piano

Cat No:

AV2103

Price:

£18.75 (2 CDs)

Summary:

Beaux Arts Trio founder Menahem Pressler and fellow Beaux Arts member, cellist Antonio Meneses, join forces on this special recording of Beethoven’s complete music for cello and piano. The specially priced 2-disc set was released to coincide with the Beaux Arts Trio’s extensive farewell concert tour in 2008. Both artists are consummate chamber musicians and Mr. Meneses considers this recording collaboration to be a “dream come true.” Pressler and Meneses have been performing the complete cycle of sonatas around the world to the delight of audiences and critics alike.

Tracklist:

Ludwig von BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)
Complete works for Piano and Cello
CD 1
Sonata for Piano and Cello Op. 5, No. 1 in F major
1. Andante sostenuto – Allegro (18:37)
2. Allegro vivace (7:17)

Sonata for Piano and Cello Op. 5, No. 2 in G minor
3. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo – (5:37)
4. Allegro molto più tosto presto (14:11)
5. Rondo: Allegro (9:10)

6. Twelve Variations on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’ from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus WoO45 in G major (13:05)

7. Twelve Variations on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte Op.66 in F major (10:24)
Total time CD 1: 78:58

CD 2

Sonata for Piano and Cello Op. 69 in A major
1. Allegro, ma non tanto )13:08)
2. Scherzo: Allegro molto (5:57)
3. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace (8:53)

Sonata for Piano and Cello Op. 102, No. 1 in C major
4. Andante – Allegro vivace (7:48)
5. Adagio – Tempo d’Andante (3:06)
6. Allegro vivace (4:25)

Sonata for Piano and Cello Op. 102, No. 2 in D major
7. Allegro con brio (7:10)
8. Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto (9:02)
9. Allegro fugato (4:38)

10. Seven Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte WoO46 in E flat major (10:10)
Total time CD 2: 74:54

Recorded 18 – 22 December 2007, at Potton Hall, Suffolk, England
Recording Producer and Engineer: Simon Fox-Gál