Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Cello Suites No.1
German composer, J.S. Bach (1685-1750) is considered the greatest of the Bach family of musicians. This masterpiece, Solo Cello Suites not only demonstrates Bach's intimate knowledge of the cello instrument i.e. the typical styles and performing techniques, but also reveal his capability to bring out all - refined harmony, clear rhythms and solid counterpoint - from one cello without an accompanying bass part.
Ludwig van Beethoven Cello (Horn) Sonata Op.17
German Composer, Beethoven (1770-1827) is often regarded the most admired composer in the history of Western music for the popularity his compositions have enjoyed among wide audiences as well as musicians. This sonata was originally composed as horn sonata and Beethoven himself later arranged it for the cello.
Franz Schubert Arpeggione Sonata D.821
Austrian composer, Schubert (1797-1828) composed this Sonata for piano and a six-stringed instrument called arpeggione, a sort of hybrid instrument between guitar and cello. This is often considered the most technically demanding sonata in the repertoire, the reason being the high pitch of the arpeggione.
Matyas Seiber Jazz Dance Suite
Matyas Seiber (1905-1960) is highly respected as a teacher of composition in Britain. Steven Isserlis comments, "Seiber was an intriguing figure, explorer, anthropologist and cellist, as well as composer and a well-known teacher of jazz and classical music." Seiber became widely known for his teaching of theory and practice of Jazz, the first of its kind, at Hoch Conservatory in Germany in the 1930s.