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Beethoven: Complete Works For Piano & Cello / Bailey, Dinnerstein


Release Date: 08/25/2009 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80740   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill BaileySimone Dinnerstein
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Beethoven: Complete works for piano and cello. Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Zuill Bailey, cello. Telarc 80740 [2 CDs].

Complete in this case means the five sonatas – Op. 5, Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 69, and Op. 102, Nos. 1 and 2 – plus the three sets of variations Beethoven wrote for piano and cello on themes by Handel and Mozart. The approach of these young musicians is seasoned by more than a decade of collaboration. In the courtly yet surprisingly earthy world of the Op. 5 sonatas they are appropriately debonair – free-spirited in the concluding rondos, probing in the slow introductions to both first movements. They revel in the excitement of Beethoven’s extraordinary release of
Read more energy in Op. 69, matching his intensity of utterance with a more emphatic address. And they pull out all the expressive stops as they navigate the subjective terrain of the late sonatas, where Beethoven fuses disparate thoughts in a discourse so charged that after nearly two centuries it can still make a listener’s hair stand on end. Dinnerstein is an amazing pianist – marvelously articulate, clean and even in scale passages, attentive to dynamics and accents. Bailey’s big, meaty sound comes with occasional coarseness on some of the more energetically bowed notes, but he holds up his end of the partnership. Telarc’s sound is close and extremely vivid, placing the duo just a step or two away. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in G major on a theme by Handel, WoO 45 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Variations (7) for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern", WoO 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zuill Bailey (Cello), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 

Featured Sound Samples

Cello Sonata no 1: II. Allegro
Cello Sonata no 3: IV. Allegro vivace
Variations for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern"

Sound Samples

Beethoven: Sonata No.1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: Adagio
Beethoven: Sonata No.1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1: Allegro
Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5 No. 1: Rondo: Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2: Adagio sostenuto e espressivo
Beethoven: Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2: Allegro molto piu tosto presto
Beethoven: Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2: Rondo Allegro
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: Allegro ma non tanto
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: Scherzo: Allegro molto
Beethoven: Sonata No.3 in A major, Op. 69: Adagio cantabile
Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2: Allegro-Allegro fugato
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: Allegro vivace
Beethoven: 12 Variations in G Major on "See the conqu'ring hero comes" from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
Beethoven: 12 Variations in F major on "Ein Madchen oder ein Weibchen" from Mozart's The Magic Flute, Op. 66
Beethoven: 7 Variations in Eb major on "Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen" from Mozart's The Magic Flute, woO 46
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1: Andante
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1: Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1: Adagio
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1: Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2: Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2: Adagio con moto sentimento d'affetto

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