Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
MSR Classics MS-1486 (2 CDs)
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op 69 (25:52)
Colin Carr, cello; Thomas Sauer, piano
To hear his Five Sonatas for Cello and Piano is to take a sample of Beethoven’s work. Although the sample is smaller than those provided by his other career-spanning genres—piano sonata, string quartet, and symphony—it is nonetheless rich music. Cellist Colin Carr appears throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher. He has been a frequent guest of the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, and with Emerson recorded Tchaikovsky and Schoenberg Sextets.