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Piano accompaniment backing tracks
Beethoven wrote his two Op.5 cello sonatas in 1796. As was common at the time, they are essentially piano sonatas with cello accompaniment, although this is not to diminish them as substantial works within the cello repertoire. This first sonata is in two movements, although both are in two distinct parts which give it the feel of a four movement work.
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.
3 crotchet click-beats at the beginningNo repeats
This practice version is included for free when the movement above is purchased.Practice version starts from Allegro, it doesn't include the Adagio part.No repeats.
2 dotted-crotchet click beats at the beginning before cello enters
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.
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