Suzuki Cello CD, Volume 8
Performed by cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and pianist Seizo Azuna, this CD contains recordings of the pieces in Volume 8 of the Suzuki Cello School:
- Sonata in G Major (Allegro, Grave, Vivace) (G. B. Sammartini)
- Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43 (C. Saint-Saëns)
- Élegié (G. Fauré)
- Scherzo (D. van Goens).
Sammartini's complete sonata is followed by a great concert piece by Saint-Saens (yes, there are orchestra parts available!), a gorgeous piece by Faure (orchestra parts also available for this one), and a fantastic show piece by van Goens. When I learned it, lots of people asked if it was "Flight of the Bumble Bee." It isn't, but it has a lot of similar flash and flare. A great compilation of music is a great way to lead into the next two books - which each are a complete concerto! Happy Practicing!