Cello Sonata no. 5 in D, Op. 102 no. 2

Beethoven's Sonata for cello and piano no. 5 was finished in 1815, simultaneously with the sonata for cello and piano no. 4. Both were published in 1817 and dedicated to Countess Marie von Erdődy (de), a close friend and confidante of Beethoven's. During the composition process Beethoven experienced all sort of difficulties, being overwhelmed by his progressing deafness. The complex and visionary character of these cello sonatas marks the start of Beethoven's so called 'third period'. The critics of the time noted the unusual character of the pieces, which ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

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Sonata No. 5 in D for Cello & Piano Op 2 No 2, I. Allegro con brio
Sonata No. 5 in D for Cello & Piano Op 2 No 2, II. Adagio
Sonata No. 5 in D for Cello & Piano Op 2 No 2, III. Allegro fugato

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in ...
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