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Cello Music from Austria-Hungary / Magill, Levin

Release Date: 02/12/2016 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 6024   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenArtur SchnabelEmanuel Moor
Performer:  Samuel MagillBeth Levin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cellist Sam Magill presents here his debut release with Navona Records. Cello Music from Austria-Hungary explores works from Beethoven, Schnabel, and Moór, all composers who resided and worked in the region. The Beethoven work included on this disc is the challenging Violin Sonata No. 9. Magill, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York, along with esteemed pianist Beth Levin perform from an 1822 arrangement by one of Beethoven’s students, and do so with finesse and austerity. Artur Schnabel’s piece for solo cello was heavily inspired by the work of Schoenberg and Reger. Extreme chromaticism and fleeting mood changes make this work a unique experience. The final piece is Read more the world premiere recording of Emanuel Moór’s Ballade for Cello and Orchestra, which was dedicated to Pau Casals in 1913, but was never published. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Samuel Magill (Cello), Beth Levin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  West Center Congregational Church, in Br 
Length: 33 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Sonata for solo cello by Artur Schnabel
Performer:  Samuel Magill (Cello)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931 
Venue:  West Center Congregational Church, in Br 
Length: 25 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Ballade for cello & piano in E Major, Op. 171 by Emanuel Moor
Performer:  Samuel Magill (Cello), Beth Levin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1913 
Venue:  West Center Congregational Church, in Br 
Length: 13 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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