Canal March

Zemlinsky's Cello Sonata

Anssi Karttunen, cello, and Nicolas Hodges, piano

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871–1942): Cello Sonata in A-minor

Composed in 1894, the Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano by Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871–1942) is dedicated to his friend Friedrich Buxbaum, a cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic. It is a work that reflects the rich musical palette of his early years, when Zemlinsky refined Brahms’ developing variation with the maximum development and transmutation of small thematic particles.

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