Franck - Violin Sonata in A major, transcribed for cello - I. Allegro ben moderato
The setting for cello of César Franck’s Violin Sonata in A major was the only alternative version sanctioned by Franck. After a performance of the violin sonata in Paris on December 27, 1887, the cellist Jules Delsart, who was actively participating in this concert as a quartet player, was so enthusiastic that he begged Franck for permission to arrange the violin part for cello. After much historical research, G. Henle Verlag published an Urtext edition of the sonata setting for cello in 2013.
Performed by cellist Shauna Rolston and pianist, Menahem Pressler in June 1987.