Cello Sonata (Grieg)
Edvard Grieg composed the Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36, his largest chamber work, in 1882, marking a return to composition following a period when he had been preoccupied with his conducting duties at the Bergen Symphony Orchestra as well as illness.
Grieg dedicated the piece to his brother, John, a keen amateur cellist. Ludwig Grützmacher premièred the work with Grieg at the piano on 22 October 1883 in Dresden.
The sonata has three movements:
- Allegro agitato
- Andante molto tranquillo
- Allegro molto e marcato
The work takes approximately 26 minutes to perform.
- Summary of the Cello Sonata at guildmusic.com
- Cello Sonata (Grieg): Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
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