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Piano accompaniment backing tracks
Barber's Cello Sonata, written in 1932, is a substantial and dramatic work, despite lasting less than twenty minutes in performance. Barber uses the particular drama of the key of C minor to good effect, with both performers having to commit to the technically challenging score.
These piano accompaniment tracks help make practising more effective and enjoyable! They are recorded by a professional accompanist and can help you keep in tune and in time, as you listen to the piano part for this work. Many customers have found them a cost-effective alternative to hiring a pianist in the early stages of learning a new piece, whether that be for an exam, recital, audition or simply for fun! Please scroll down for samples and details of each movement.
4 crotchet click-beats at beginning to set pulse. Cello enters just after 4th click-beat
This practice version slows down the quicker sections of the 'performance' track above, by around 15-20%. It is included for free with that version if selected.
4 quaver click-beats set pulse at beginning before cello enters.
Bars 65-71: dlick-beats (1 every 2 bars) accompany these bars where piano is silent.
Massenet: Meditation from 'Thais'
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Rachmaninov: Vocalise Op.34 No.14 in E
Elgar: Salut d'Amour
Faure: Sicilienne, Op.78
Franck: Violin Sonata
Faure: Elegie for Cello
Poulenc: Flute Sonata
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D.821
Williams: Theme from 'Schindler's List'
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op.73
Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro (in style of Pugnani)
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.1