Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Du Pre, Barenboim
"Beethoven: Cello Sonata no. 4" (CD)

I've become more familiar with a few of Beethoven's cello sonatas more than others. I think it's probably because CD's and LP's often begin with sonata number one.  I suppose that makes sense.

Opting to put disc no. 2 into the Rega today means getting to hear sonatas nos. 4, 5 and the 'Macabeus' and 'Magic Flute' variations; works that I am not familiar with at all.

The tragically romantic story of Jaqueline Du Pre was immortalized in the film "Hilary & Jackie" which followed the cellists' life to her death in 1987 at the age of 42.   Her longtime partner (professional and personal) Daniel Barenboim helms the piano for these recordings.

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