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Sonata in C major, Op40/1

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From the Publisher

It is impossible to imagine today‘s cello lessons without the works by Jean-Baptiste Bréval (1753–1823). This sonata is the first of the Six Sonates non difficiles pour le violoncelle Op. 40 (1795). To this day it remains popular among cello teachers and pupils alike. Because of its comfortable tonality and technical simplicity, it is an interesting classical sonata for cello students who are experienced in playing in first position and do not shy away from occasional excursions into other positions. As a performance piece, the sonata can be accompanied either by a second cello, as in Bréval‘s original version, by piano, or even by both instruments. The sonata is particularly suitable for music lessons and concertos in the popular version for violoncello and piano by Joachim Stutschewsky, which was revised for the Schott Student Edition by Rainer Mohrs and edited and prefaced by Beverly Ellis. The new Schott Student Edition series offers varied literature at five different levels of difficulty, from 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult), for instrumental lessons: In print or electronic format Available as printed editions or PDF download Practising – efficiently and with pleasure Accompanying tracks of the pieces available as downloads
Difficulty guide: 3
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Cello
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Cello & Piano Repertoire
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: SE1006
Our Stock Code: 1399011
Media Type: Paperback (17 pages [score])

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