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Piano accompaniment backing tracks
Beethoven composed his fourth and fifth cello sonatas together in 1815. The fifth sonata is the more conventional of the two, but is perhaps most notable for concluding with a monumental fugue in the third movement, with a very taxing piano part. The sonata lasts around 20 minutes in performance.
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.
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.
3 quaver click beats at beginning to set pulse
2 click beats at beginning signal the pulse of the Allegro, cello enters after 2nd click-beatBars 4-11, one click beat signifies the start of each bar before piano enters on third beat of bar 11Bars 143-146 (after pause mark): click-beats indicate the start of these four 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