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Sonata (Version for Piano and Violoncello) / Melancolie for Violoncello and Piano

By Cesar Auguste Franck

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Piano and cello - Level 4
Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). Edited by Douglas Woodfull-Harris. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. With an introduction by Gudula Schutz. Score and part. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10917).

Item Number: BA.BA10917

ISBN 9790006559152. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Preface: Gudula Schutz.

Franck's friend, the cellist Jules Desart, was so impressed when he heard the Violin Sonata performed at the Societe nationale de musique in Paris that he adapted the work for his instrument. This arrangement was first published in 1887 by inserting the cello part into the piano score of the original edition. For this purpose the piano score had received a new cover and the publisher had expanded the title of the composition to "Sonate pour piano et violon ou violoncelle". This version by the cellist Jules Delsart for piano and violoncello is the only arrangement of the work authorized by the composer and its first edition represents the main source for Barenreiter's new scholarly-critical publication.

Barenreiter's new edition also includes a separate movement, Melancolie, first published after Franck's death in 1911, again for the same instrumentation.

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