Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 20
III. Polonaise: Allegretto moderato
From RIES, F.: Cello Works (Complete), Vol. 1 – Cello Sonatas, Opp. 20, 21, 125 (2018)
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Ries: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 20 – III. Polonaise: Allegretto moderato
Ferdinand Ries’s life and work are inextricably intertwined with those of his friend and teacher Beethoven, and both Cello Sonatas, Op. 20 and Op. 21 were dedicated to cellist Bernhard Romberg, who performed regularly with Beethoven. Ries exploits Romberg’s extraordinary sound quality in the lower register of the cello in music that resonates with references to colleagues such as Haydn and Hummel. Ries’s final Cello Sonata, Op. 125, completes a triptych that richly deserves its place in the cello repertoire.