Cello Music by Richard Strauss

Most of the time I share music with you that I know and love. Yet there are times when an interesting recording emerges with music that is new to me. This recording is such an example.

Richard Strauss:

Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 6

Romance for cello and piano in F Major, AV 75

Ludwig Thuille:

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 22

Performed by Andrea Favalessa (cello) & Maria Semeraro (piano)

There existed a strong friendship between Richard Strauss and Ludwig Thuille (born in 1864 and 1861 respectively).  Their two youthful cello sonatas share the same idiom: passionate and soaring themes, a profound lyricism and virtuoso writing for both cello and piano.

This music is performed with a sense of excitement and grandeur by cellist Andrea Favalessa and pianist Maria Semeraro, who Have collaborated for many years.

Here is cellist Mischa Maisky performing the Cello Sonata by Richard Strauss:


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