Cello Sonata (Poulenc)
Francis Poulenc completed his Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, FP 143, in 1948. He first sketched it in 1940. It was dedicated to the French cellist Pierre Fournier, who had helped with the technical aspects of the cello part, as the composer was unfamiliar with the instrument.
The sonata is in four movements:
Each movement is in ternary form, having a contrasting middle section. The piece makes much use of Neo-Baroque and Neo-Classical styles.
- FP refers to the chronological worklist found in Schmidt, Carl (1995): The music of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) : a catalogue (Oxford: Clarendon Press), and is a cataloguing system, not a composer and/or publisher-applied opus number.
- Libbey, T. (2006). The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music. Workman Publishing Company. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-7611-2072-8.
- Prieto, Carlos; Murray, Elena C.; Mutis, Alvaro (FRW), "The adventures of a cello", p. 263, University of Texas Press, 2006 ISBN 0-292-71322-3, ISBN 978-0-292-71322-2
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