Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 123 - Cello and Piano

Catalog: HN1280

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Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 123

After his first cello sonata of 1872 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-Saens 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.

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 now offers cellists a chance to rediscover this composition. Edited by Peter Jost. Fingering of the piano part by Pascal Roge. With supplementary violoncello part marked by David Geringas.

Table of Contents:
  • I. Maestoso, largamente
  • II. Scherzo con Variazioni
  • III. Romanza
  • IV. Allegro non troppo, grazioso
Sample Pages
Publisher: Henle
Composer/Author: Saint-Saens, Camille
Arranger/Editor: Jost et al.
Catalog Number: HN1280
Pages: 108