Classical music: Chamber music, Cello music, Cello ensemble

Cello Sonata

ID: SM-000346270
ComposerLennart Jarde
PublisherLennart Jarde
Year of composition 1977
Genre Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation Piano, Cello
Scored forSolo, Accompanying piano
Type of scoreScore for two performers, Solo part
Duration 15'0"
Movement(s) 1 to 3 from 3
Difficulty Advanced
Description Sonata for Cello and Piano - Andante - Allegro - Largo.
The cello sonata took some time to write, and there was a great number of ideas that had to be "structured" to fit into the general plan. Originally, the inclusion of a 4'th movement was a possibility, but as the work progressed, the idea was dismissed.
The first movement starts with a cello solo, that includes part of the main theme. The general shape of the movement is loosely modelled over the traditional Sonata form, with a main theme, a side theme and the following development of these ideas. Second movement is fast, almost virtuoso, with an A B A structure, the middle section is slow and cantabile. The outer sections are written in various meters, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8 and so on. During the whole movement, the intensity is increasing, and goes all the way to the end.
The third movement is misterioso, improvisando, and deals with structures and harmonies in a different way. Some material from first and second movement reappears in a different setting. At the end, the pianist is asked to play broken chords directly on the grand piano strings using a plectrum, creating a harp/guitar broken cord effect, the harmony foundation for a high-pitched muted cello figure with repeated motes, improvisando-like, and this structure is taken up by the piano, and leads towards the end of the movement.
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