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Nicolas Costantinou, Peter Somodari - Hedra (works for cello and piano) (2023)

Nicolas Costantinou, Peter Somodari - Hedra (works for cello and piano) (2023)

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Classical, Instrumental

Cellist Peter Somodari and pianist Nicolas Costantinou present Hedra, an album that takes the listener through key repertoire for cello and piano, from sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy and individual pieces by Faure to a world-premiere recording of the Cello Sonata No 1 by contemporary Greek Cypriot composer Contantinou Y. Stylianou.
The word 'hedra' refers to any side or face of a three-dimensional geometric shape. Any given face is not only connected to its neighbours, but together they contribute to and are part of the final shape. Similarly, every musical masterpiece is interconnected with those that follow, as it inevitably contributed to their formation, and this is reflected in the relationship between the works gathered together on this release. Beethoven pioneered the modern cello sonata, and from first to last his five cello sonatas chart a huge development in the genre. The Fourth, as recorded on this album, spans dark chromaticism, improvisatory freedom and extrovert exuberance in a manner that paved the way for later composers.
Tracklist
01. Sonata for piano and cello No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1 I. Andante
02. Sonata for piano and cello No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1: II. Allegro vivace
03. Sonata for piano and cello No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1: III. Adagio - Tempo d’Andante
04. Sonata for piano and cello No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace
05. Élégie, Op. 24
06. Sicilienne, Op. 78
07. Sonata for cello and piano, L. 135: I. Prologue. Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
08. Sonata for cello and piano, L. 135: II. Sérénade. Modérément animé
09. Sonata for cello and piano, L. 135: III. Final. Animé, léger et nerveux
10. Sonata Νο. 1 in C major, for cello and piano: I.
11. Sonata Νο. 1 in C major, for cello and piano: II.
12. Sonata Νο. 1 in C major, for cello and piano: III.

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