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Jennifer Kloetzel, Robert Koenig

The Conquering Hero - Beethoven Works, Cello Piano

Release Date: January 21, 2022

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1 12 Variations WoO 45 for cello and piano 13.09  
2 Sonata for Piano and Cello No.1 in F Op.5 No.1 / I. Adagio sostenuto – Allegro 18.37  
3 II. Rondo: Allegro vivace 7.21  
4 Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in G minor Op.5 No.2 / I. Adagio sostenuto  
5 II. Rondo: Allegro 9.23  
6 12 Variations Op.66 for cello and piano 11.14  
7 Sonata for Piano with Horn or Cello in F Op.17 / I. Allegro moderato 8.36  
8 II. Poco adagio 1.33  
9 III. Rondo: Allegro moto 5.02  
10 7 Variations WoO 46 for cello and piano 10.10  
11 Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A Op.69 / I. Allegro ma non tanto 13.43  
12 II. Scherzo: Allegro molto 5.54  
13 III. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace 9.15  
14 Sonata for Piano and Cello No.4 in C Op.102 No.1 / I. Andante – Allegro vivace 7.59  
15 II. Adagio – Tempo d’Andante – Allegro vivace 7.38  
16 Sonata for Piano and Cello No.5 in D Op.102 No.2 / I. Allegro con brio 7.26  
17 II. Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto 9.39  
18 III. Allegro – Allegro fugato 4.48  
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Jennifer Kloetzel’s lifelong journey with Beethoven began early: she was eight years old when her teacher placed the composer’s second cello sonata on her music stand, opening the door to an odyssey of intrigue and, ultimately, obsession with the composer’s music. Since then, rarely has a day passed without Beethoven being a part of Jennifer’s life. She has studied and performed all of the composer’s duos and trios. As founding cellist of the Cypress String Quartet, she spent 20 years rehearsing, performing and recording the string quartets. Jennifer now arrives at a career milestone with this recording of Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano.

Views vary as to what comprises Beethoven’s “complete” works for cello and piano. Jennifer’s discerning choice includes the five Sonatas for Cello and Piano, three sets of variations – based on arias from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus – and the Horn sonata for which the composer also wrote a cello part.

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