Orion #23-Brahms: Cello Sonatas

Gabor Rejto
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Brahms: Cello Sonatas
Gabor Rejto, cello
Adolph Baller, piano

Brahms's two sonatas for cello and piano are the most important works in that genre to follow those of Beethoven. The Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 is the first duet for piano and solo instrument by Brahms. It was written in 1865. The Sonata in F Major, Op. 99 was published in 1887. Although written in traditional form, this sonata has several innovative features. The extensive use of a rapid tremolo in both the piano and cello parts in the first movement is the first important use of this coloristic effect. Also unusual are the then novel key relationships.

Gabor Rejto was born in Budapest, where he graduated from the Royal Academy. He then went to Spain to study with Pablo Casals. He appeared with the major European symphony orchestras before coming to the United States in 1939.

Catalog: MAR 3123
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Track Listing

Brahms: Sonata in E Minor, Op.38
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Allegretto quasi menuetto (Listen)
3. Allegro Brahms: Sonata in F Minor, Op.99
4. Allegro vivace
5. Adagio Affetuoso
6. Allegro passionate
7. Allegro molto

Total Playing Time: 44:36

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