French Cello Sonatas II
César Franck / Gabriel Fauré

French Cello Sonatas II

Julian Steckel / Paul Rivinius

AVI 8553314 - 4260085533145

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César Franck, Gabriel Fauré and Camille Saint-Saëns not only have their Frenchness in common, but they were almost of the same generation. Born in 1835, Saint-Saens was admittedly the teacher and mentor of Fauré, who was ten years younger. Franck, the eldest of the three, was born in 1822. As children of their time, all three were strongly influenced by the (French) music of the 19th century. With careers lasting well on into early Modernism; they came to be regarded as forerunners – and also antipodes – of Debussy and Ravel, without being reduced to that role. In reality, each one of them was a truly independent creator. 

"I have most definitely added Steckel to my short list of favorite living cellists, alongside Bailey, Isserlis, and Colin
Carr, and will most definitely be on the lookout for any new releases by him."
Fanfare 11-2011 Lynn René
Bayley

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: I. Allegro ben moderato
    06:20
  • 2
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: II. Allegro
    07:33
  • 3
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: III. Recitativo. Fantasia. Ben moderato. Largamente con fantasia
    07:00
  • 4
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: IV. Allegro poco mosso
    06:08
  • 5
    Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 69
    03:22
  • 6
    Berceuse for Cello and Piano, Op. 16
    03:13
  • 7
    Élégie for Cello and Piano, Op. 24
    06:23
  • 8
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major No. 2, Op. 123: I. Maestoso. Largamente
    08:11
  • 9
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major No. 2, Op. 123: II. Scherzo con variazioni
    08:22
  • 10
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major No. 2, Op. 123: III. Romanza
    07:01
  • 11
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major No. 2, Op. 123: IV. Allegro non troppo, grazioso
    06:16
  • 12
    Three Romances Without Words, Op. 17: No. 1, Andante quasi allegretto
    01:40
  • 13
    Three Romances Without Words, Op. 17: No. 2, Allegro molto
    02:09
  • 14
    Three Romances Without Words, Op. 17: No. 3, Andante moderato
    01:41
  • 15
    Pavane for Cello and Piano, Op. 50
    05:21