Lindley: Three Duetts for Violin and Cello Op 5, No. 1 in in A Major, No. 2 in E-flat Major and No. 3 in G Major
Robert Lindley (1777-1855) was England’s outstanding cellist in his time. He performed with the great bassist Dragonetti and published an early cello tutor. The duets of Opus 5 were published between 1801 and 1810.
The first movement of No. 1 in A Major is in sonata form, the slow movement is marked Adagio, and the Finale is a Rondo.
The first movement of No. 2 in E-flat Major is in sonata form, the second movement is marked Andantino, and the Finale is a Rondo.
The first movement of No. 3 in G Major is in sonata form, the slow movement goes from B Minor to B Major and back and is marked Adagio, and the Finale is a Rondo.
Rare 18th and 19th Century Chamber Music including the Cello
In the late 1970s I acquired two bound volumes of duos for violin and cello. As a cellist, I was attracted to them since they were “duos concertante”, with the cello part equal to the violin part. There were 58 duos, with all the violin parts bound in one volume, and all the cello parts in the other.
I am offering many (but not all) of these duos in both facsimiles of the original (no scores were printed) and new performing editions by myself with scores and parts done on Finale. These editions will attempt to correct errors, resolve inconsistencies in dynamics, articulations, bowings, etc. However I will not supply such markings where there is no reason to do so, leaving that to the whim of the performers.