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Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Cello

” . . . certainly a contender for high honours. . . Green’s powerful sound is matched but never overwhelmed by the piano.  Her tone is immaculate; light and lyrical in the delicate passages, yet full, rich and meaty as required.  It is no wonder she has been compared to such greats as Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Rose and Jacqueline du Pre. . . outstanding”.

– WholeNote (Canada)

“. . . a reading of Beethoven’s cello sonatas, which I count without hesitation as among the most exciting and best I know. . . unusually dynamic and virtuosic interpretations. . . absolutely phenomenal recording technique. . . Technical brilliance, committed interpretations, great interplay, a dynamic that always suits the works, and all this with a virtuosic, exciting style and great recording quality.”

– Pizzicato (Luxembourg)

“. . . of the countless versions of these sonatas I’ve graced with favorable reviews, I believe that Green and Moyer’s account stands tallest among them. . . urgently recommended.  FIVE STARS.  A set of Beethoven’s cello sonatas to care about and covet.”

– Fanfare (USA)

” Ms. Green and Mr. Moyer have a remarkable affinity for Beethoven’s music. . . it is the sound of Nancy Green’s cello that is truly exceptional.  When Jacqueline du Pre and later Yo-Yo Ma made their recordings of the sonatas, they had access to the famed 1712 Davidov Stradivarius and may have used this instrument, but I much prefer Ms. Green’s warm full-bodied enveloping tone. . . This is the way Beethoven should be played.”

– Audiophile Voice (USA)

“. . . Green’s tone and color variety easily bring to mind the best days of Zara Nelsova and Jacqueline du Pré.”

– Audiophile Audition (USA)

“. . . committed, dedicated, gorgeous, and superbly interpreted performances. . .”


JRI Recordings (J143)

BEETHOVEN: The Complete Works for Cello & Piano

(with pianist Frederick Moyer)

Disc One:

  • Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
  • Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 69

Disc Two:

  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
  • Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
  • Twelve Variations in G Major on “See, The Conquering Hero” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
  • Seven Variations in F Major on “Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46
  • Twelve Variations in E-flat Major on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66

Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer have been playing together for over forty years, with many successes from acclaimed recordings to performances in the world’s most prestigious concert venues. This recording is their pinnacle achievement. Beethoven: The Complete Works for Cello and Piano encompasses the most important body of work by a single composer for piano-cello duo. This recording makes for a fulfilling listening experience, covering each of three distinct periods in Beethoven’s output. The Opus 5 sonatas capture the vigor and piano virtuosity of his early period. The great A Major Sonata Opus. 69 represents the maturity of his middle period, reminiscent of such works as the Fifth Symphony and “Emperor” Piano Concerto. In the two Opus 102 sonatas, Beethoven, in his late period, boldly pushes the boundaries of musical language. Finally, the variations are the cherries on top! Nobody has written in the variation form as well as Beethoven. His variations combine charm and endless invention with solid musicality.

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