Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40: Third Movement – Musings with Inbal Segev

Hello Cellists,

The third movement of Shostakovich’s Cello and Piano Sonata, Op. 40 is mostly a cello monologue. The timelessness of the opening phrase is difficult to capture, so I recommend putting the metronome away once you internalize the overall pulse and try to play the opening in a long line. As the movement continues, I point out places to let the piano come to the forefront.

Please let me know if you have any comments and/or questions, I would love to hear from you. Thank you for watching!!