FERDINAND RIES (1784-1838): Complete Works for Cello, Vol. 1 - Cello Sonatas in C, Op. 20, in A, Op. 21 and in G Minor, Op. 125.
Catalogue Number: 06T026
Description: Op. 20 and 21 (1808) 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’ third and last cello sonata dates from 1823 and has stylistic similarities (and a reference) to Beethoven. Martin Rummel (cello), Stefan Stroissnig (piano).