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Kodály & Ligeti: Cello Works

Hellen Weiß, Gabriel Schwabe

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Duo for Violin & Cello in D Minor, Op. 7  
1.1
I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
Zoltán Kodály; Hellen Weiß; Gabriel Schwabe
8:48
1.2
II. Adagio
Zoltán Kodály; Hellen Weiß; Gabriel Schwabe
8:24
1.3
III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento - Presto
Zoltán Kodály; Hellen Weiß; Gabriel Schwabe
9:23
Cello Sonata  
1.4
I. Dialogo
György Ligeti; Gabriel Schwabe
3:59
1.5
II. Capriccio
György Ligeti; Gabriel Schwabe
3:52
Cello Sonata in B Minor, Op. 8  
1.6
I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
Zoltán Kodály; Gabriel Schwabe
8:22
1.7
II. Adagio con grand' espressione
Zoltán Kodály; Gabriel Schwabe
10:58
1.8
III. Allegro molto vivace
Zoltán Kodály; Gabriel Schwabe
11:23
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:09
Zoltán Kodály’s later years were dominated by a series of choral works but his early reputation centred upon chamber music, notably two string quartets, a "Cello Sonata" and the two masterpieces heard on this recording. The "Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7" combines Classical form with folk influence, while the "Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8", with its expanded harmonies and tone colours, is one of the greatest solo cello works since Bach’s "Cello Suites". György Ligeti continued the Hungarian lineage with his "Sonata for Solo Cello", a succinct but pivotal work in his compositional development.
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