Cello Sonata, Op.20 (Ries, Ferdinand)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.[1810]. Plate 744.
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Publisher. Info. London: J. Balls, n.d.
Misc. Notes The 20th Sonata, for the Piano Forte, with an Accompaniment for a Flute (& Violoncello Obligato) ... By using the Small Notes this Sonata may be played without Accompts.
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General Information

Work Title Grande Cello Sonata
Alternative. Title Grande sonate pour le piano-forté, et violoncelle obligé
Composer Ries, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.20
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFR 8
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio (attacca)
III. Polonaise. Allegretto moderato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1808, Paris
First Publication. 1810 – Bonn: N. Simrock / Paris: Imbault
Dedication Bernhard Romberg
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation cello, piano
External Links Announcement of publication in Les Tablettes de Polymnie: journal consacré... , v.2 (Feb., 1811), p.288
Reviewed in Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung (December, 1811), pp.886.
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Date of composition from Catalogue Thematique. The Ferdinand Ries Gesellschaft (probably based on Cecil Hill, Ferdinand Ries: A Thematic Catalogue) states that the first edition by Simrock was issued in 1810.

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Duo Sonatas by Ferdinand Ries
  • Op.85, No.3 - Le garçon volage for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) in B major
  • Op.86 - 3 Violin Sonatas (Sonatas Nos.43, 44, 45)
  • Op.87 - Flute Sonata in G major (Sonata No.46)
  • Op.89 - Notturno for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) in C major
  • Op.111 - Variationen über den spanischen Tanz „Le Fandango“ for Violin and Piano in A minor (Variation No.38)
  • Op.113, No.1 - Introduction et rondeau sur une danse russe for Cello and Piano in E major
  • Op.113, No.2 - Introduction et rondo for Horn (or Cello) and Piano in E major
  • Op.119 - Introduction and Polonaise for Flute and Piano in F major
  • Op.125 - Cello Sonata in G minor (Sonata No.48)
  • Op.133, No.1 - Fantasie über beliebte Themen aus der Oper „Armida“ von Rossini for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) (Fantasie No.10)
  • Op.133, No.2 - Fantasie über beliebte Themen aus der *Oper „Moïse en Egypte“ von Rossini for Piano and Flute (ad lib.) (Fantasie No.11)
  • Op.152, No.1 - Variationen über eine portugiesische Hymne for Flute and Piano in A major
  • Op.152, No.2 - Himmels beliebtes Lied „Alexis“ mit Variationen for Flute and Piano in B major
  • Op.169 - Sonate sentimentale for Flute (or Clarinet) and Piano in E major (Sonata No.51)
  • WoO 2 - Cello Sonata in C minor
  • WoO 3 - Thema und Variationen for Viola and Piano in A minor
  • WoO 5 - Violin Sonata in A major
  • WoO 7 - Violin Sonata in E major