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Sonata (Cassadó)

Violonchelo y Piano

CASSADÓ, Joaquim

Reg.: B.3733

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  • Review: MESTRE, Melani
  • Ensemble: Duos: With piano.
  • Genres: Clásica / contemporánea: Cámara.
  • Product format: Partitura + particellas
  • Difficulty level: Advanced-superior
  • Period: 1st half S. XX
  • Publishing house: Editorial Boileau
  • Collection: Siglo XX
  • No. of pages: 72+16
  • Measure: 31,00 x 23,00 cm
  • Lenght: 36'00"
  • ISMN: 979-0-3503-1967-9
  • Available in digital: No
  • Available for rent: No

This is the first publication of the Sonata for cello and piano by Joaquim Cassadó. Cassadó was active in the second half of the 19th Century and is considered as the father of symphonic and instrumental music in Catalunya. This is one of the few works for cello and piano written in our country between 1800 and the beginning of the 20th Century. For this reason alone the Sonata is especially important within the composer´s catalogue of works. 

Due to its scope and complexity it is the high point in the composer´s chamber music works, perhaps only comparable to his Cuarteto Español [Spanish Quartet]. Without doubt it is the most important work by Cassadó for cello and piano. His other works for this ensemble are: Serenata Española [Spanish Serenade], Plus Ultra, Lo Fluviol, el Titit i l’Escarbat, and the Andalusian fantasy ¡Olé, mi tierra! [Olé, My Country!].

This Sonata was written for his son, Gaspar, one of the most important cellists of the 20th Century. The manuscript is preserved in the Joaquim Cassadó Archive in the Biblioteca Nacional de Cataluña. Curiously the manuscript does not bear the title Sonata. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the work is a sonata since it has four movements in the style of the great sonatas composed during the Romantic period in France and Central Europe. Both the composer and his son, Gaspar, were outstanding interpreters of this style of music. 

Melani Mestre


I. Allegro molto appassionato
II. Andante
III. [Scherzando]
IV. Molto lento - Allegro