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Cello Journey #15, Beethoven Sonata

NEW Higher Quality Download ==> Cello Journey #15, September 6, 2006

In this episode we play the first half of Sonata No. 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven. First there is a tender slower section and then a lively faster section.

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  1. Wonderful! I know how important it is to have good interplay between the cello and the piano in these sonata’s, they are almost sonata’s for cello and piano not solo cello with piano accompaniment. The articulation was fantastic. I will definately consider playing this for my next recital, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. WOW! That Was amazing 7:30 minutes. Did your bowing Arm get sore? do you have any stratagies to help with a sore bowing arm?


  3. I am a middle-aged adult who is just taking up cello. Your podcasts have continued to inspire me and renew my zeal when I have poor practice days. When I can play like you do, I’ll be there.


  4. After I’ve had a practice and am too tired/sometimes dispirited! to play any more, your playing is just what I need! Please do keep updating us all with new pieces. I am a bit like Charles, been playing for about a year and a half and am just beginning to like what I play – sometimes…

  5. Luke, I sent you an e-mail with some advice on avoiding a sore bowing arm.

    Charles and Carolyn, it is great that you are learning the cello. I hope you get lots of enjoyment out of playing the cello.

  6. Luke (Cellojourney Luke),
    I would love to get a copy of that email. 🙂 It would be great information to have, because when I have long programs, my arm is throbbing by the time we get to the end.
    (I use a bunch of different addresses, but I would prefer you sent it to my gmail! Thanks!)

  7. YOu might consider putting a “Send to a friend” button on the site, so we could spread the good news!
    Thanks for your music.

  8. Relaxing yet exciting. You speak with such humbility but play with such confidence. Great mixture, keep it up. You took private lessons I’m guessing? What’s your day job?

  9. Saludos desde Argentina!, me encantaron todos los videos, exelente cellista, especialmente las suites de Bach, el tema de Rachmaninov y el cisne, felicitaciones, sigan asi!!

  10. Spencer – You can find out a bit more about me by reading my profile.

    The Breval is a nice piece. Maybe we will play it at some point. Thanks for the suggestion.


  11. Could you send me the info on avoiding a sore bowing arm? I have been having trouble ever since I started playing cello, and I would really appreciate some pointers 🙂 thanks

  12. Just wanted to say thanks for your production… I live in a very rural part of the country and happened to be reading Aaron Copeland’s “What To Listen For In Music”. I am starting to hunt out sonatas on the web here, and this was the first cello sonata that I have ever heard. Thanks again!

  13. Hi. I just wanted to say that your music is beutiful. I am going to buy my first cello soon…so overwhelming. I don’t know where to start. But I do know that I have wanted to play the cello since I was a child. I constantly listen to your music. It soothes me.

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