Beethoven For The Cello
Thank heavens for Beethoven ! Of all the great Classical Period composers, it was Beethoven (1770-1827) who most wrote for the cello as a solo instrument. Neither Mozart nor Schubert wrote anything exclusively for the cello as protagonist, but Beethoven somehow recognised the potential for the cello as a solo instrument and left us five Sonatas, two sets of variations and his magnificent Triple Concerto. To add to this wonderful legacy for cellists, we have transcribed some of his other magnificent works (originally for violin) for cello.
And here below is a link to a compilation of repertoire excerpts from his music that can, should, or must, be played in thumbposition: