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

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Engraver Vienna: Waldheim-Eberle.
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1921. Plate U.E. 6650.
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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Editor Mary Davis (b. 1966)
Publisher. Info. Mary Davis, 2021.
Misc. Notes transposed score for study purposes
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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
External Links Wikipedia article