Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8 (Kodály, Zoltán)

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Editor First edition
Engraver Vienna: Waldheim-Eberle.
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1921. Plate U.E. 6650.
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Misc. Notes The strings should be tuned to B-F-D-A. This score is notated as if the bottom two strings were really C-G. All notes played on the 3rd or 4th strings will actually show not the actual sound but the placement of the fingers in their usual position and will therefore sound a 1/2 step lower than printed in the score.
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General Information

Work Title Cello Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonata for solo cello
Composer Kodály, Zoltán
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.8
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IZK 7
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
  2. Adagio (con grand' espressione)
  3. Allegro molto vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1915
First Performance. 1918-05-07 — Budapest: Eugène de Kerpely (cello)
First Publication. 1921 - Vienna: Universal Edition
Dedication Eugène de (Jeno) Kerpely (1885–1954)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 31 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation cello