Beethoven’s Cello Works.



  • Complete Works for Cello and Piano.

Beethoven’s works for cello and piano were written between 1796 and 1815.

These complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven include works that offer an example of each of the composer’s three compositional periods.

These works are divided into the following track/titles:


  • Variations (12) on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” for Cello and Piano, Op. 66
  • Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete)
  • Variations (12) on “See the conquering hero comes” for Cello and Piano, WoO 45
  • Variations (7) on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”, for Cello and Piano, WoO 46

Performed by Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) and Alexander Melnikov (piano).

The first sonata and the delightful variations on themes by Handel and by Mozart represent Beethoven’s ‘early’ period style, whereas the sonata Op.69 typifies the so-called ‘middle’ period.

The two sonatas of Op.102 introduce the unprecedented stylistic freedom of Beethoven’s final decade.

Here is Beethoven’s Cello sonata No 3 as played by Jean-Guihen Queyras:



And next, here he is in a performance of the second movement from the same sonata:



Let me end with the Bach Cello Suite no 3. As played by Jean-Guihen Queyras: (The cello was made in 1696)


Tags: Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cellist, Beethoven, Alexander Melnikov, piano