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Cello Sonata No. 1 (I. Allegro) by Brahms. Sheet music for Cello, page 1.

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Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 1 (I. Allegro)

Sheet music for cello

Alt. Title: Cello Sonata in E minor; Cello Sonata nº 1; Cello Sonata n. 1; Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E Minor; Sonata für Pianoforte und Violoncello
Info: Brahms' Sonata for Piano and Cello, op. 38, presents simultaneously progressive and elegiac face. He composed three movements in 1862, dedicating them to his friend and patron in Vienna, Joseph Gänsbacher, a vocal teacher and cellist and a man instrumental in appointing Brahms as director of the civic choir. Brahms rejected the Adagio he composed at that time (he may not have destroyed it, but recycled it into the Second Cello Sonata decades later) and added a third fugal movement to the first two in 1865. The resulting sonata is sonorous and playful, progressive and deeply rooted in the music of the story. The Sonata's opening move for Piano and Cello (notice the unusual piano feature in the title itself!) follows a conventional sonata form. The main theme darkly inhabits the resonant low tones of the cello register and has at times been characterized as reminiscent of otherworldly fairy tales. Brahms' treatment of major thematic expositions and their further development often shows his expansiveness of melodic vision, while maintaining a close (albeit unhurried) adherence to traditional form and a specific link to the past: a thematic correspondence with JS's third Contrapunctus Bach's Art of Fugue.
Opus number: Op. 38
Date: 1862-65
Artist: Johannes Brahms
Born: 7 May 1833, Hamburg
Died: 3 April 1897, Vienna
The artist: German composer and pianist of the Romantic period, who wrote symphonies, concerti, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions, and more than 200 songs. Brahms was the great master of symphonic and sonata style in the second half of the 19th century.
Instrument: Cello
Key: E minor
Range: C2 - E5
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 110 BPM
Duration: 13:30
Pages: 7
Difficulty: Intermediate
Style: Classical
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