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Cello Sonata in G minor (III. Andante) by Rachmaninoff. Sheet music for Cello, page 1.

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Rachmaninoff - Cello Sonata in G minor (III. Andante)

Sheet music for cello

Info: Rachmaninov completed this sonata in November 1901, and gave the premiere in Moscow with cellist Anatoly Brandukov, on December 2 of that year, but apparently made several alterations over the next ten days, since he wrote the date of December 12, 1901, on the final page of the score. The third movement is viewed by many as the strongest of the four. Marked Andante, it begins on the piano with a lovely theme of intimate and passionate character. After the cello enters, the material expands much the way the melody does in the second movement of the Second Piano Concerto. A powerful climax is reached, and the third movement ends softly.
Opus number: Op.19
Date: 1901
Artist: Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff
Born: 1 April 1873, Veliky Novgorod
Died: 28 March 1943, Beverly Hills
The artist: Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of all time and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.
Instrument: Cello
Key: G minor
Range: Eb2 - Bb4
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 42 BPM
Duration: 2:48
Pages: 1
Difficulty: Intermediate
Style: Classical
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