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master class Master Class with Péter Szabó Debussy's Cello Sonata: I. Prologue

Debussy's Cello Sonata: I. Prologue

Master Class with Péter Szabó Debussy's Cello Sonata: I. Prologue


One of Debussy's planned Six Sonatas for Various Instruments—with only three of the six completed before his death in 1918—the relatively short but demanding Cello Sonata is one of the repertoire's most cherished pieces, and one of the composer's most emotionally affecting works. Written amid the carnage of World War I, and with Debussy fighting his own battle against cancer, the sonata is strikingly original, complete with unusual technical challenges, sudden tempo changes, and wandering tonality. Get a close-up look at the effort that goes into a performance of the first movement with master cellist Péter Szabó and pupil Janka Jámbor!

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  • Péter Szabó | Teacher , Cellist
  • Janka Jámbor | Cellist
  • Zsuzsanna Homor | Pianist


  • Claude Debussy, Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, L. 135
    • 1. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto


  • Directed by:
    • Maurizio Braggion
  • Venue: Villa Sandra Lesa (Lesa, Italy)
  • Production date: 2014
  • Duration: 1 h 02 min
  • Production: © iClassical Academy
  • Available version(s): EN
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