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Grand Duo, Op. 26

By Anton Eberl

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Cello (or violin) and keyboard
Composed by Anton Eberl (1765-1807). Edited by Christopher Hogwood. This is a very interesting sonata as it bridges the gap between the cello/continuo sonatas and the ones by Beethoven. Eberl's part for violin is also included. Full score and parts. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH286-FSP).

Item Number: HH.HH286-FSP

ISBN 978 1 905779 74 1.

A true Grand Duo for cello and piano to provide a much-needed connection between the first sonatas for this combination - by Beethoven - and the later 19th-century repertoire. Eberl's heroic style provides a masterly alternative to the over-familiar works, with the balance of power between the two players scrupulously maintained throughout, and ingenious formal innovations. The Rhapsodie finale in particular, with sections in varying metres and moods, resolves in an elegant Pastorale, an entirely new format for this combination. The composer thoughtfully provided an adaptation of the cello part for violin containing many differences which will be of interest to players of both instruments; both string parts are included in this publication.

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