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Cello Sonata

Composer: Rachmaninoff Sergei

Instruments: Cello Piano

Tags: Sonata


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Andante (No.3). (Unknown)
Sergei Rachmaninoff's Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 was completed in November 1901 and published a year later.
Rachmaninoff regarded the role of the piano as not just an accompaniment but equal to the cello. Most of the themes are introduced by the piano, while they are embellished and expanded in the cello's part.
Rachmaninoff dedicated the work to Anatoliy Brandukov, who gave the first performance in Moscow with the composer at the piano, on 2 December 1901. Rachmaninoff seems to have made some last-minute alterations after the premiere, as he wrote the date "12 December 1901" on the score.
As typical of sonatas in the Romantic period, it has four movements:
The work takes approximately 35 minutes to perform.