Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas / McDonagh, O'Conor

Release Date: 5/7/2021
Catalog Number: STNS30181
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 112 Minutes

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$24.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Irish cellist Ailbhe McDonagh and world renowned Beethoven specialist John O'Conor celebrated Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year with this recording of his complete sonatas for cello and piano. “Out of several performances of the Beethoven A major sonata heard over 30 years, McDonagh’s was the most musically complete and satisfying.” (Irish Times) “O'Conor brought real poetry to his recital of late-period Beethoven ... incisive, even visionary projections that drove to the heart of the musical matter.” (Washington Post)

Works on This Recording
1. I. Adagio sostenuto - Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1796 ;
2. II. Rondo: Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1796 ;
3. I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo - Allegro molto più tosto presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1796 ;
4. II. Rondo: Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1796 ;
5. I. Allegro ma non tanto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1808 ;
6. II. Scherzo: Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1808 ;
7. III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1808 ;
8. I. Andante - Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1815 ;
9. II. Adagio: Tempo d'andante - Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1815 ;
10. I. Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1815 ;
11. II. Adagio con moto sentimento d'affetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1815 ;
12. III. Allegro - Allegro fugato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Ailbhe McDonagh (Cello), John O'Conor (Piano)
Written: 1815 ;
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