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The Royal Conservatory of Music, TELUS Centre, Koerner Hall
|Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan rule the realm of sonatas for cello and piano|
|Beethoven started it, the piano’s duologue with the cello, in 1801, with his Seven Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Beethoven himself, and many composers from Brahms (1862) through Lera Auerbach (2002) continued to ornament this form. In 1968, Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim, with their recording of Brahms’ Cello Sonata no. 1, reigned as the power-couple of the genre.|
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