Cello Sonata (Alfano, Franco)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor First edition ?
Engraver Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1926. Plate 8533, 8533a.
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General Information

Work Title Cello Sonata
Alternative. Title
Composer Alfano, Franco
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFA 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Assai lento
  2. Allegretto con grazia
  3. Presto, appassionato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1925-26
First Performance. 1927/01/26, Paris
Yves Chardon, cello ; Paolo Rio Nardi, piano (Pierre Key's Music Year Book 1927-1928, p. 230)
First Publication. 1926
Dedication Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Cello and piano
External Links Notes to Naxos Recording (by Samuel Magill)

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Commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. Also, dedicated directly to her in a May 22 1926 copy with revisions (WorldCat). (The work dates from 1925-26, not 1925 as generally stated.)