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Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 123

for Violoncello and Piano

By Camille Saint-Saens

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Strings Cello, Piano Accompaniment (Score and Solo Part)
For Violoncello and Piano. Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Edited by Peter Jost. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. With marked and unmarked string parts. Classical, French Edition, German Edition. Softcover. 108 pages. G. Henle #HN1280. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481280).

Item Number: HL.51481280

ISBN 9790201812809. 9.25x12.25 inches.

After his first cello sonata of 1872 (51481057) had fast gained popularity, the publisher kept asking the composer to write a second sonata for this scoring. But it was only in March 1905, in the mild climate of Algeria, that Saint-Saëns finally relented and composed a large sonata with four movements. He personally thought it superior to the first sonata and even believed that its third movement, the “Romanza,” was an equivalent to the famous “Swan” in the “Carnival of the Animals” (51480943). However, this work is still overshadowed by the first sonata, not least because the second places greater technical and artistic demands on cellists. This Henle Urtext edition, the first urtext-critical edition of the work ever, now offers cellists a chance to rediscover this composition.

Text in English, French and German.

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