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Topic: suggestions for piano/cello duet  (Read 2153 times)

Offline tineo

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suggestions for piano/cello duet
on: March 05, 2004, 02:06:41 AM
Hey there,

Does anyone know of any good pieces for cello and piano they would suggest for solo & ensemble? Cellist has been playing for 7 yrs and is in chamber orchestra. I've been playing the piano for 12 . please keep in mind we have to have the piece learned and perfected by mid-april.

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Re: suggestions for piano/cello duet
Reply #1 on: March 05, 2004, 04:21:04 AM
alkan's cello and piano sonata is my favourite, the finale is pure toe-tappin cello-smashin fun  ;D
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Re: suggestions for piano/cello duet
Reply #2 on: March 05, 2004, 05:00:59 AM
My favorite cello/piano pieces are the cello sonata by Rachmaninoff, elegie, berceuse, and sicilienne by Faure.  The cello sonata is pretty hard, especially the second movement.  The rest are easy.  
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Re: suggestions for piano/cello duet
Reply #3 on: March 05, 2004, 03:32:24 PM
ah, but what do you mean by solo and ensemble?
piano and cello and orchestra?
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Re: suggestions for piano/cello duet
Reply #4 on: March 05, 2004, 10:02:35 PM
solo and ensemble is sort of like festival, where u play for judges and get scored. so in this case, it'd just be piano and cello.

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Re: suggestions for piano/cello duet
Reply #5 on: March 05, 2004, 11:48:26 PM
What about Chopin's cello and piano Polonaise? I have actually never seen the music and have only heard it a handful of times, but it seemed hard and really impressive and catchy. It runs about 7 or 8 minutes if memory serves (and that's questionable).

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Re: suggestions for piano/cello duet
Reply #6 on: March 07, 2004, 12:32:07 PM
Hi !
You can play  Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano but they are technically and musically  very difficult  there is also a nice  piece by  Martinu  > Variations  on the slovaque  theme for cello and piano

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Re: suggestions for piano/cello duet
Reply #7 on: March 08, 2004, 05:55:23 AM
RACHMANINOFF- SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO!!!!!!!!!!
or if you aren't up for that challenge there is always the Gershwin Preludes which sound amazing I've got Yo Yo Ma's recording of them or Chopin's polonaise or sonata
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