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Beethoven, Shostakovich & Ryu: Sonatas for Cello and Piano / Choi, Szlezer


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Dux Records   Catalog #: 1206  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenDmitri ShostakovichJeajoon Ryu
Performer:  Joo Yeon ChoiMarek Szlezer
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although the genre of sonata for piano and cello never gained the popularity of the sonata with the violin, it has still featured in the artistic output of many composers. Originally, works composed for this scoring were actually compositions for the piano with the employment of cello. One of the first creators to use these possibilities was Ludwig van Beethoven. His five sonatas for piano and cello were a breakthrough in this genre's musical development. More than 100 years later, Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40. Cellist Joo Yeon Choi gave her debut recital when she was 13 years old. She has been awarded numerous honors, prizes and given endless amazing concerts throughout the world. Although the genre of sonata for piano and cello never gained the popularity of the sonata with the violin, it has still featured in the artistic output of many composers. Originally, works composed for this scoring were actually compositions for the piano with the employment of cello. One of the first creators to use these possibilities was Ludwig van Beethoven. His five sonatas for piano and cello were a breakthrough in this genre's musical development. More than 100 years later, Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40. Cellist Joo Yeon Choi gave her debut recital when she was 13 years old. She has been awarded numerous honors, prizes and given endless amazing concerts throughout the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Joo Yeon Choi (Cello), Marek Szlezer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Joo Yeon Choi (Cello), Marek Szlezer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
3.
Sonata for Cello No. 1 by Jeajoon Ryu
Performer:  Joo Yeon Choi (Cello), Marek Szlezer (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; South Korea 

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